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One St Peter’s Square Manchester News
Elisabeth House Site Development design by Glenn Howells Architects
19 Jan 2018
20 Mar 2012
St Peter’s Square Designs
These are the final two designs shortlisted for the transformation of St Peter’s Square.
Manchester Council launched an international competition to redesign the historic square after revealing plans for a multi-million pound makeover of the civic quarter in 2009.
Architects were sent back to the drawing board in 2011 to incorporate a second Metrolink line, which is to run through the square, and the relocation of the cenotaph, which will be moved closer to the town hall following a public consultation.
The two finalists’ designs were going on public display for two days, before a scheme is chosen.
Architects wer asked to come up with a redesign that will open up St Peter’s Square and create a ‘world-class space’. The project, in which the council is investing £20m, will complement modernisation projects at the Manchester Town Hall (north of square), Manchester Central Library (north west) and One St Peter’s Square (south) and is expected to be completed in 2014.
The landscape designs are on public display at the council’s offices at Number One First Street on 20 Mar 2012 from 10am to 5pm.
One St Peter’s Square
Redevelopment of Elisabeth House Site
Demolition on the outskirts of the square is now under way, with the landmark Elisabeth House site among the first to be brought down.
The site, which once housed the Dutch Pancake House, will be replaced with a top-grade office block, to be known as One St Peter’s Square.
One St Peter’s Square design by Glenn Howells Architects – Film by The Neighbourhood:
One St Peter’s Square – external link
One St Peter’s Square Manchester Development
Elisabeth House redevelopment
Glenn Howells Architects
Competition win in 2008
25,000 sqm redevelopment
Glenn Howells Architects
Location: St. Peter’s Square
Planning submission due in Oct 2009
Buildings nearby: Manchester Central Library + Manchester Town Hall
For: Greater Manchester Property Venture Fund (GMPVF) with Argent
Location: St Peter’s Square, Manchester, Northwest England, UK
Contemporary Manchester Architecture
Manchester Building Designs – chronological list
Also by Glenn Howells in Manchester:
Burton Place, Timber Wharf, Manchester, England
Timber Wharf Manchester : for Urban Splash
The Oglesby Centre
Architects: Stephenson Studio
photos : Daniel Hopkinson Architectural Photography
Extension to Hallé St. Peter’s, Ancoats
Lightbox, MediaCityUK, Salford, (adjacent to Manchester), north West England, UK
image courtesy of architects
Lightbox Tower MediaCityUK
Chips, New Islington
Design: Alsop Architects
Manchester Law Courts
Manchester Civil Justice Centre
Website: Visit Manchester
Buildings by Glenn Howells Architects
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