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31 Booth Street Offices Manchester

Grade 2 Listed Offices in Northwest England Development for Helical design by OMI Architects, UK

28 Feb 2017

Booth Street Offices in Manchester

Location: 31 Booth Street, Central Manchester, Lancashire

Design: OMI Architects

Manchester office transformation completes

31 Booth Street is a Grade 2 listed office building in the Upper King Street Conservation Area, which forms the traditional commercial centre of Manchester. Originally designed by prolific Victorian practice Clegg and Knowles in 1868 the Venetian Gothic corner block was significantly altered in the 1980s. More recently the building had become vacant and in need of bringing up to modern office standards whilst providing a new identity for the building.

31 Booth Street Office Building Manchester

A simple facelift would not achieve this goal and consequently OMI were commissioned to deliver a series of bold interventions that focused on how people enter and circulate within the building whilst also upgrading the office spaces themselves.

To announce this transformation a previously blocked up historic archway on Booth St was opened up to form the main building entrance. This key intervention offered the opportunity to resolve issues of access and legibility, whilst also realigning the building with Booth St consequently leading to the buildings rebranding.

31 Booth Street Office Building Manchester

Externally on Booth St a high quality bronze entrance doorway and canopy signifies the changes within and leads into a radically reordered Ground Floor layout. On entering the building at street level a series of double height spaces reveal unobstructed views across a striking entrance lobby to the reception. By opening up a section of the first floor views into the office space above are achieved and a large and impressive volume that belies the building relatively modest scale is created.

31 Booth Street Office Building Manchester

The building provides fully refurbished and improved office accommodation through maximising light into the office spaces, achieved by increasing ceiling heights and opening up previously obscured arched window heads. The offices are supported by upgraded facilities including full air conditioning, new WC layouts, shower and cycle storage.

31 Booth Street Office Building Manchester

The building comprises 25,000 sq. ft of commercial office space and 3,500 sq. ft of A3 restaurant / café space.

OMI Architects were lead designer for all the works, collaborating with Spaceinvader on internal finishes within the new lobby.

31 Booth Street Office Building Manchester

31 Booth Street Office – Building Information

CLIENT: Helical plc
VALUE: £2.3M
LOCATION: 31 Booth Street, Manchester

– Architect: OMI Architects
– Structural Engineer: DP2
– Mechanical Electrical: BE Thinking
– QS/PM: Savills
– Main Contractor: Dragonfly

OMI Architects is an award-winning architecture, urban design and master-planning studio based in Salford, Manchester. OMI’s work has attracted critical acclaim and a series of national design awards, leading to work in housing, museums and galleries, offices, churches, education, hotels, leisure and community buildings, often in contexts of historic significance.

31 Booth Street Office Building Manchester images / information received 280217 from OMI Architects

Address: 31 Booth St, Manchester, Lancashire, M2 4AT

Location: 31 Booth Street, Manchester, M2 4AT, Northwest England, UK

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