Tribeca House

CLEINT: Kamani Property Group

SERVICE: Structural Engineering

The Tribeca House project, at 25-27 Dale Street, combined sensitive restoration of the remains of a fire-damaged building with a contemporary design to create a new 19,000 sq ft Grade A office and retail development.

The original Victorian property formed a single block of textile warehousing with the adjoining property.  Both buildings were Grade II listed and constructed of timber floors spanning between cast iron columns and load-bearing walls.  In 2007 Tribeca House had been vacant for some time when fire broke out and quickly spread, largely destroying the internal structure such that what remained had to be classed as a Dangerous Structure and was demolished by Manchester City Council.

The final design comprised 5 storeys of office space over a ground floor commercial/retail level and a basement. The façade would be conceived from a modern palette of materials to avoid the appearance of imitation or pastiche.  The office space is wrapped with glazed curtain wall that incorporates strong vertical elements of Corten steel to reflect the height and rhythm of the original façade and chimneys.

The scheme won the award for Best Medium Project at the 2022 Institution of Structural Engineers, Lancashire and Chesire branch annual awards.

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