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Four New Bailey
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  • Architecture
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Connecting Salford and Manchester

Four New Bailey

  • Location
  • Status On site
  • Service Architecture
  • Sector Workplace
  • Area 26,360m²/283,700ft²
  • Client English Cities Fund

This distinctive building is Make’s second in the New Bailey masterplan in Salford, which aims to create a new commercial, retail and leisure destination along the River Irwell. Situated at the south-east of the site, overlooking the river and New Bailey Street, the 12-storey building occupies a prominent location and provides 200,000ft² of lettable workspace. Together with Make’s adjacent scheme to the north, it will serve as a gateway building to the development.

Our design draws on the rich industrial heritage of the area, in particular the engineered aesthetic of the Irwell Street bridge, whose steel cross-bracing inspired the building’s expressed diagrid structure. The ceramic spandrel panels, meanwhile, reference Salford’s esteemed history as a world leader in ceramic-making. The facade design creates a unique visual identity that will establish the building as a local landmark connecting Salford and Manchester.

At the main entrance on the south-west corner, the massing is carved out and the structural form cut away, creating a dramatic, cantilevered triple-height entrance with views towards Spinningfields – Manchester’s financial district – and its footbridge. At the upper levels the diagrid oversails the office floors, wrapping the roof terrace with a dramatic frame through which to view the city. The design aims to achieve BREEAM ‘Excellent’.

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Four New Bailey is one of three Make buildings in the New Bailey masterplan.
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The expressed diagrid structure references the area's industrial past.
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