Great Northern Warehouse

Members of the OFR team from across the UK have brought together their wide ranging skills and expertise to work closely with architects SimpsonHaugh on this iconic Manchester project.

The development of innovative designs will create a new mixed-use, urban quarter in the heart of Manchester within the listed historic building, which was granted Grade II listed status in 1974 and was originally refurbished for leisure purposes in 1999.

Stunning elements of the new design incorporate the provision of an atria, renovation of beautiful, historic structures and the development of mixed use space with a shared egress.

"The GNW building is one of Manchester’s most widely recognised landmarks, standing proudly and holding its own against the surrounding modern architecture. Plans including apartments and an improved public realm will make a real difference to its connectivity and sense of space. We are so excited to be involved and to see how it evolves!"


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Did you know?

According to Historic England, the warehouse is a ‘unique survival of a three-way railway goods exchange station, serving the railway, canal and road networks of the Manchester region.’ The development today includes a cinema, casino, restaurants, bowling alley, bar, gym, and multi-storey car park.