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196 Deansgate, 1st Floor



Commercial Estates





6,500 sqft




Project Overview

This design project for a workspace environment in Manchester is a testament to the delicate balance between preserving the heritage of a Grade II listed building and meeting the essential requirements of a modern workspace. With thoughtful design, we seamlessly integrated historical elements in a contemporary setting. The space now showcases tasteful pops of colours and captivating lighting features, helping to create a soft and calm aesthetic


Building History

The Grade 2 Edwardian listed building, which was introduced in 1908 as the Royal London Friendly Society, holds a unique historical significance. The Royal London Buildings were erected as part of a facade of respectability, strategically designed to conceal one of the most impoverished districts in Manchester—the region nestled between Deansgate and the River Irwell. This building not only serves as a testament to the architectural heritage of its time but also reflects the contrasting facets of Manchester's history, where opulence and need existed side by side.

Services Provided 

  • Space Planning 

  • Design Concepts

  • 3D Design Proposals 

  • Construction Drawing Pack 

Design Challenges 

Designing interiors in a Grade II listed building presents its unique challenges. Preserving historical elements while meeting modern functional needs is a delicate balance. Our main considerations for this project included heritage preservation, structural constraints, space optimisation and compliance with regulations. We ensured to seamlessly fuse together the old and new within the constraints of listed building regulations. 

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