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C.I.S. Solar Tower

Identification

C.I.S. Solar Tower
CIS Tower
110856

Map

Structure in General

skyscraper
existing [completed]
curtain wall
black
light blue
dark blue
international style

Usage

commercial office

Facts

  • The services core was originally clad with around 14 million one centimetre square grey tessarae which, due to a lack of expansion joints and adhesion failure had begun to fall off.
  • The exterior is of glass, aluminium and black enamelled steel.
  • The interior was designed by Sir Misha Black, co-founder of the Design Research Unit.
  • The tower was heavily influenced by skyscraper architecture in America (particularly the Inland Steel Building in Chicago).
  • Completed in 2006, the services tower was clad with 7,244 80 Watt photovoltaic modules.
  • The building has Europe's largest commercial solar façade and is one of Britain's largest solar power systems.
  • CIS Solar Tower was activated by Prime Minister Tony Blair.
  • The building is Grade II Listed.

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Location

Miller Street
M4
United Kingdom

Technical Data

386.81 ft
386.81 ft
25
1959
1962
2006

Involved Companies

Architect:

Also recorded for this building:

facade maintenance system supplier, general contractor, interior designer, solar technology supplier

Features & Amenities

  • One of the city's famous buildings
  • National landmark
  • Solar panels are installed