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Axis Tower, Manchester

Axis Tower, Manchester Axis Tower, Manchester
Axis Tower, Manchester Axis Tower, Manchester Axis Tower, Manchester
  • Location:Albion Street Manchester
  • Client:Property Alliance Group
  • Architect:5Plus
  • Engineer:WSP Parsons Brinkerhoff

Construction of a 29-storey tower comprising 172 apartments on a tight 3,200 sq ft wedge on the bank of the Rochdale Canal.

The building’s main concrete core, housing lift shafts and staircases, is over half way up and is now a visible presence at the southern gateway to the city. The core has reached the 18th storey and floor slabs are up to the 14th. The tower crane will be “jumped” to 110m in April to allow for the upper floors to be completed.

The 2,200 angled glazed panels that will form the building envelope are starting to be installed. Other elements visible from street level include the external raking columns and the foyer’s exposed cruciform walls.

The raking columns are the structures which allow the building to increase its footprint from 3,200 sq ft to the 5,380 sq ft of each upper floor by transferring the load down to the foundations.

Towards the end of the project, the temporary deck across the canal will be removed and a new pedestrian footbridge will be installed, taking visitors from Whitworth Street straight into the reception area.

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