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New Office Building Proposed For Manchester

HKR Architects have designed this new tower, an office development that will be located near Manchester's famous Beetham Tower.

The 17 floor tall office scheme is being developed by Land Alliance, a subsiduary of the Property Alliance Group, who plan to get 6,700 square metres of new space on their site located at Albion Street. The tower that should rise to around the 70 metre mark.

With good rectangular floor-plates that make solid commercial sense, the scheme staggers at the bottom of the building and has clearly been designed as a glass slab with massing to compliment the Beetham Tower.

The top inhabitable floor will be one large open space inside completely free of supporting columns as the obligatory plant level above it cantilevers out and over it keeping it free from internal intrusions.

One of the highlights of the scheme, in this case rather literally, will be a 3 million LED display that is built into the side of the tower and if built will be the largest moving screen in the world. Located on the north side of the building it will be visible to thousands of commuters every night providing them with entertainment and no doubt lawsuit fodder too when they crash.

The visualisation bods at Virtual Planit have even taken their Apple obsession to new heights with a Youtube video showing an iPod advert on the side of the tower as an example of how it could look.

Whilst Steve Jobs might be thrilled, such a large advertising space is rather out of place in Manchester, even if it faces towards the main business district. The sheer size of it will make it visible from miles around, the sort of thing that would never get planning permission in the capital, and the one aspect of the building that will divide people.

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