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    57 Hilton Street, Manchester
    Client: Adam Geoffrey Management
    Area: 71,300sqft
    Value: £500,000
    Year: 2001-2003

    Refurbishment of a Grade II listed office building.

    Fourways House in the Piccadilly Basin area of Manchester city centre has been completely refurbished and is now fully let. The original Grade II lisred building, designed by J W Beaumont as a cotton warehouse, was refurbished throughout, stripping back and exposing the original fabric including the timber floors, brickwork and cast iron columns.

    A glazed roof was added over the central court to create a light-filled and extensively planted atrium. This is the main focal point of the building.. Glazed lifts were added, giving spectacular views of the atrium. The offices are attractive and full of character, and accommodate a variety of uses. The ground floor houses a bar and restaurant, a hair salon and a coffee shop. The basement has been converted into a health club.

    Architectural services were provided over a number of years to enable the conversion to take place, including obtaining the original listing of the building in consultation with English Heritage.