Manchester One

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Manchester One
Portland Tower, Portland St, Manchester.jpg
General information
Type Office
Location 53 Portland Street Manchester, England
Coordinates 53°28′41″N 2°14′17″W / 53.4781°N 2.238191°W / 53.4781; -2.238191Coordinates: 53°28′41″N 2°14′17″W / 53.4781°N 2.238191°W / 53.4781; -2.238191
Completed 1962
Height
Roof 80 m (260 ft)
Top floor 21
Technical details
Floor count 21
Floor area 9,500 square metres (102,000 sq ft)
Design and construction
Architect Leach Rhodes Walker
References
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Manchester One, formerly known as Portland Tower and previously St. Andrew's House, is a high-rise building in Manchester, England, owned by Bruntwood and let out as office space. The tower is located at 53 Portland Street from which it was named. The tower was one of the first high-rise buildings built in the 1960s and 1970s in the United Kingdom.

In 2002, the west side of the tower was painted bright yellow and boasted the logo for the 2002 Commonwealth Games. It is now dwarfed by the CIS and Hilton Towers. It was one of Manchester's tallest buildings when completed, and has since been renovated as part of Manchester city centre's regeneration. At 80 m (260 ft), it is the joint seventh-tallest building in Manchester alongside the Manchester Civil Justice Centre.

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The tower was built as St. Andrew's House and was renamed Portland Tower in the 1990s. Bruntwood subsequently renamed the building "Manchester One" in November 2012.[2]

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