Royal Exchange Manchester, UK
The Royal Exchange is a Grade-II listed structure in the heart of Manchester’s commercial centre. We acted as coordinating architect, principal designer and heritage consultant for the building’s transformation into a premium commercial, leisure and retail destination.
The 3-phase project featured a £7.8 million, 100,000 sq ft office refurbishment, which included new CAT A fit-out works, entrances, facilities, circulation areas and services installations and a new roof top terrace. We also managed the façade enhancement and installed exterior lighting to improve the outward appearance.
We worked closely with Manchester City Council, English Heritage and statutory bodies, managing the submission of planning and listed building consents for a major retail arcade refurbishment, shop front and signage design strategy and façade restoration.