- Location Salford, UK
- Status Built
- Service Architecture
- Sector Workplace
- Area 14,600m²/157,100ft²
- Client English Cities Fund
This landmark office building is part of the New Bailey masterplan in Salford, Greater Manchester, a vibrant regeneration scheme delivering new commercial, retail and leisure space on the banks of the River Irwell. Our 7-storey structure will act as a gateway to this new destination, drawing visitors through the development and beyond to Spinningfields and the city centre.
Inside the building, double-height spaces with full-height windows provide animation and visual connections to the outdoors. Outside, a red brick weave facade references the local 19th-century warehouse architecture, with a distinctive perforated screen at roof level that gestures at the area’s bold engineered aesthetic. We’ve designed the footprint to allow for a new public piazza that links with Salford Central Station, welcoming passengers directly into the development. The building entrances are prominently located on this outdoor space, while accessible pedestrian routes run across it.
The building will furnish Salford with premium new office space and public realm. The Government Property Unit has already signed a 25-year lease on it, with HMRC as the occupant – part of a plan to modernise the Government Estate and create new regional hubs.
We've designed a building that people will enjoy working in, along with new, welcoming spaces around it that will become assets for the community.