Deansgate Square
Manchester

Client
Renaker

Project Status
Appointed 2018
Completion 2021

Number of apartments
1508

Services
Amenity Design. Client Monitoring Services. FF&E. Dressing.

Team
Architect: Simpson Haugh Partnership
Structural Engineer: DP2
Environmental Engineer: WSP
Project Manager: Renaker
Quantity Surveyor: Renaker
Landscape Architect: TPM

Project description

Deansgate Square is Renaker’s ground-breaking 1508 apartment development in Manchester. With 4 landmark towers, including the 68 storey South Tower which is the tallest residential building in the UK outside London, Deansgate Square is Manchester’s premium residential development.

After designing the lobby for the standalone West Tower, Renaker invited us to design the shared lobby of the other 3 towers which includes workspace, a bar, private dining rooms and the entrance level to the fitness suite as well as the individual tower lobbies and a temporary concierge in South Tower.

The shared lobby is complex in plan and our design was driven by people flows and legibility. The lobby is unquestionably the thriving heart of the development and our aim was to make the space as inviting and intuitive to visitors and residents as possible, minimising the need for signage and encouraging residents to occupy the spaces.

Our key moves included introducing the dramatic gold radial ceiling, pulling all the extents of the lobby together back to the heart of the space. We also opened up the mezzanine, creating a gallery that looks out over the main lobby and introducing two grand sweeping staircases.