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City Tower Also known as Sunley Tower

 

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  • City Tower (Originally Sunley Tower) is part of Piccadilly Plaza, which consists of 3 buildings over a 3 storey podium. It occupies an entire city block and sits in an extremely prominent location opposite Piccadilly Gardens.
  • Due to being poorly maintained, Piccadilly Plaza became run down over the years, and much of City Tower was left vacant.
  • The long leases held by some tenants meant a total demolition and redevelopment of the site was unfeasible, and so refurbishment plans were drawn up. In 1999 plans were released showing the proposed recladding of City Tower, it was to be clad in green solar panels and have an impressive night lighting scheme.
  • The solar panel plan was never realised and the buildings continued to decay, until prolific property company Bruntwood purchased Piccadilly Plaza for 65 million in 2004.
  • Bruntwood renamed the tower 'City Tower' and in mid 2005 they began their own refurbishment plan, which will see the window panels replaced along with protective white paint applied to the brown side facades.

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13-06-2014 > City Tower Sells For Record Price

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Architect
Covell, Matthews & Partners
Developer
Bernard Sunley

Reference Data

Reference No.
164
First Uploaded
19-02-2006
Last Editorial Date
13-06-2014
 

Building Location

Address
Piccadilly Plaza, Parker Street, Manchester. M1
Estate
Piccadilly Plaza
Council
Manchester City Council
County
Greater Manchester
Region
North West
Country
United Kingdom

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Building Specification

Status
Complete
Proposal date
1958
Construction start date
1959
Completion date
1965
Renovation Date
2008
Style
International

Pinnacle Height (AGL)
123.00
Pinnacle Type
Antenna
Roof Height (AGL)
107.00

City Tower

Total Floors (O.G)
30

Market Data

Primary Use
Office
Secondary Use
Retail

Floorspace (sq m)
20,905.00

Last Sale Value
£65,000,000.00
Sale Date
2004

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