New Century House
New Century Hall is a high-rise building in Manchester, England. The building was constructed in 1962 for the Co-operative Insurance Society and designed by G. S. Hay and Gordon Tait. It stands 50 metres and is shorter than the nearby CIS Tower. Originally designed for the Co-operative Insurance Society, it is now head office for the Co-operative Food division of the Co-operative Group.
New Century House was listed in 1995 as Grade II and is the most recently listed building in Manchester. It is considered one of the finest modernist towers in the United Kingdom alongside the CIS Tower (1962, Grade II), the Arts Tower in Sheffield (Grade II*) and Euston Tower (1970) in London. It is described in its listing as "A design of discipline and consistency which forms part of a group with the Co-operative Insurance Society".
The building has a conference hall with capacity for up to 1,000 people. It hosts music concerts and conferences - past acts have included Jimi Hendrix, the Bee Gees and Tina Turner. Under the NOMA development plans, the Co-operative have invited proposals from architects and businesses to renovate the building.
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