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Beetham Tower Manchester Also known as Hilton Manchester and The Whistling Tower

 

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  • Beetham Tower is a landmark 150 million development at the junction of Deansgate, Great Bridgewater Street and Liverpool Road in Manchester city centre.
  • Standing at 171m tall, it is the tallest building in Manchester, and has the UK's highest living space, and is the UK's tallest building outside London.
  • The building includes a five star, 285 bedroom Hilton Hotel from levels 5-23, a 'destination sky bar' on the 24th floor and apartments up to floor 50.
  • At floor 24 the building dramatically juts out 4m from the floors below with a cantilever.
  • The project was submitted in early July 2003, was approved at the end of October, and began in February 2004.
  • The top floors offer views stretching as far as the Welsh Mountains, Liverpool and the Blackpool Tower.
  • A twelve storey office building is also part of the project, and will be built next to the main tower.
  • The site was formerly home to an old section of railway viaduct, which contained a car dealership.
  • As proportion of height to width the tower is from the side one of the thinnest skyscrapers in the world with a ratio of 10/1.
  • The architect, Ian Simpson, has bought the duplex penthouse apartment for a reported 3 million, taking after Erno Goldfinger who designed Trellick Tower and also lived in his designs.
  • Contrary to common media reports this is not the tallest residential tower in the U.K or Europe, not least because it is half hotel and Turning Torso in Malmo is entirely residential and taller. It does however have the tallest living space in the U.K.
  • Beetham Tower is visible from ten counties.

News Articles

27-04-2006 > Beetham Tower Manchester Celebrates Top Out

01-08-2005 > Beetham Reaches New Heights In Manchester

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Architect
Ian Simpson Architects
Developer
Beetham Organization
Main Contractor
Carillion PLC
Services Engineer
Cantor Seinuk Group
Structural Engineer
Cantor Seinuk Group

Reference Data

Reference No.
132
First Uploaded
19-02-2006
Last Editorial Date
27-04-2010
 

Building Location

Address
301 Deansgate, Manchester. M3 4LQ
Council
Manchester City Council
County
Greater Manchester
Region
North West
Country
United Kingdom

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Building Specification

Status
Complete
Proposal date
2003
Construction start date
2004
Completion date
2006
Style
International

Pinnacle Height (AGL)
169.00
Pinnacle Type
Facade Overrun
Roof Height (AGL)
157.00
Top Floor Height (AGL)
157.00

Beetham Tower Manchester

Total Floors (O.G)
50
Plant Floors
2
Total Floors (U.G)
2

Market Data

Primary Use
Hotel
Secondary Use
Residential

Flats
219
Hotel Rooms
285

Construction Cost
£150,000,000.00
Budget Date
2006

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