This transformation of the disused Colgate Palmolive site and factory building in Salford Quays re-invented a difficult building with an award-winning and commercially successful scheme. The masterplan transformed the site into a modern centre for business, creativity and leisure with over 400,000ft2 of Grade A offices.
The vision for a design-led and deliverable solution was developed within a challenging economic climate and was the result of a highly collaborative client/design team partnership. Located within the boundary of Manchester’s Media City UK site, and minutes form Manchester’s city centre, the site and building was purchased in 2007 at the height of the recession. An invited architectural competition was held to stimulate new and innovative approaches to the site’s adaptation.