The pioneering industrial city of Manchester, long past its prime as the capital of cotton, is rediscovering its mojo through interesting and sustainable architecture.
This head quarter office building, part of a mixed use development that includes retail and residential, sits squat and powerful next to a tower in a defiant kind of way; something like an ugly, powerful, but lovable bull dog might sit at its master’s feet.
That is not to say the building is ugly, far from it, but it is powerful and it exudes a kind of attitude that is entirely appropriate for its setting and its client, The Co-operative. They hang their hat on their sustainability and ethical credentials. Read more