Dale Street

The existing building was originally designed as an office building and built in the Art Deco Style in the 1930’s. The building is Grade II listed and of significant importance to the local area. Ceramic Glazed brickwork was used to form the elevations and has gone under restoration as part of the finished project.
Many people describe this project as a building within a building due to the generous internal balconies to the exterior of the apartments. We call these internal/external spaces Loggia’s. These spaces where as a result of 2 main design considerations, the floor plate was too deep to act efficiently for apartments and the original façade had to remain single glazed to retain the existing Crittall windows in the 1930’s façade. As a result of this we inserted another layer of the external envelope to the inside of the original façade.


Location Dale Street, Northern Quarter, Manchester.
Client Magull Developments
Key Points

Negotiating with the Local Planning Authority and Conservation Officer, sourcing specialists to undertake façade repairs and renovation, space planning, fire strategy


“Working with Brian MacEntee was both enjoyable and informative, critical design decisions where implemented easily and we found him to be commercially minded. We hope to work together again on future projects.”