Structure in General
- No. 1 Deansgate is both the UK's tallest all-steel residential building and the first building in Manchester to house a £2m property; this honour goes to the duplex penthouse on the 16th & 17th floors.
- Along with the world's largest Marks & Spencer's store and other new retail space, No.1 Deansgate is part of an urban regeneration project to rebuild The Shambles after it was devastated by an IRA bomb attack.
- The 14 residential floors are held above the retail podium by struts that create a glazed 2-storey foyer to the apartments above.
- The tower is raised by a raking transfer structure which cantilevers out from the two-storey retail podium.
- Apartments have access to a partial external space which is formed between the outer and inner skins of the glass cladding which unlike open balconies, insulates against noise and reduces energy consumption.
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