No 1. Deansgate is one of the buildings constructed in the aftermath of the 1996 IRA bombing of central Manchester that caused £411 million worth of damage.
The building has as the inner skin of the twin wall, a façade made of of 5,000 square metres of double glazed unitised aluminium curtain walling.
The outer skin of cladding is 4,650 square metres of single glazed frameless louvres that automatically adjust to take into account the weather conditions.
The residential section of the scheme is a 14 floor wedge that is supported above a 3 storey public area by diagonal cross-bracing thanks to the relatively light weight of it from the extensive use of a light-weight balanced steel skeleton within the structure.
No. 1 Deansgate is the first place in Manchester to have a property worth over £2 million being sold, a duplex apartment on the 16th and 17th floors.
No. 1 Deansgate was a winner of the 2003 RIBA Awards for Ian Simpson Architects, described as "a heroic symbol of the regeneration of the city centre of Manchester".
No. 1 Deansgate is the tallest all steel residential building in the U.K as of 2007.
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