A CGI of the tower development
A CGI of the tower development

St Michael’s scheme in Manchester gets redesigned façade

The minds behind the St Michael’s development in Manchester have released new images of the scheme’s redesigned façade.

Architecture firm Hodder + Partners has worked over the last month to refine the look of the façade, last displayed at a public consultation in August.

The company said it has enhanced the external design but left the massing (the general shape, form and size of the structures) unchanged.

Hodder + Partners’ new design includes mullions (vertical bars between the window panes) sculptured for extra depth and more animated elevations.

The façade at ground level

When combined with the anodised bronze mullions and overall lozenge shape of the development, the design is expected to result in different reflections and colours of light bouncing from the building.

The design also features in the scheme’s podium and office elements, while the crown of the building has been redesigned to create a more dynamic finish, Hodder + Partners said.

Architect Stephen Hodder commented: “I was encouraged by the outcome of the public consultations but welcomed a pause to re-evaluate the details of the elevations.

“I feel the outcome is a more dynamic expression, one that not only adds vibrancy to the tower, but also presents a stronger engagement with the adjoining streets.”

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