Oliver Sweeney Store, Manchester Retail Space, England Architecture, Shop
Oliver Sweeney Store, Manchester
English Retail Space Development – design by Urban Salon
2 May 2014
Oliver Sweeney Manchester
Design: Urban Salon
Location: The Avenue, Spinningfields, Manchester M3 3HF
Oliver Sweeney’s new store is located in Spinningfields, central Manchester, off the main high end retail street, Deansgate. The ground floor 53sqm store debuts a new store design for the luxury shoe brand, which is being rolled out across its store portfolio.
The glazed façade is mullion free in order to achieve views deep into the store interior. The façade is the first of its kind. Horizontal steel rods act as wind bracing between the glazing and the building superstructure. A wind analysis, specific to the facade location, was undertaken based on a 1 in 50 year wind load of 1.50kN/m2. This indicated that the horizontal deflection of the steel system will not exceed 10.8mm.
Inside, an independent geometrical timber box forms the main sales area. An oak and rubber peg system is used to display shoes. A central monolithic wooden element displays product and provides customer seating. Shoes and accessories are displayed under bespoke glass blown domes.
The scheme was shortlisted in Architect Journal’s Small Project Award.
Oliver Sweeney Store – Building Information
Project name: Oliver Sweeney Manchester
Project address: The Avenue, Spiningfields, Manchester M3 3HF
Client: Oliver Sweeney
Architect: Urban Salon
Gross floor area: 53sqm
Status: In use
Project start date: 2009
Structural Engineers: Fluid Structures
Glass artist: Simon Moore
Photographs: Gareth Gardner
Oliver Sweeney Store information / images received from Urban Salon
Location:The Avenue, Spiningfields, Manchester M3 3HF