New Century House

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New Century House
New Century Hall.JPG
New Century House, Miller Street
General information
Status Complete
Type High rise office
Architectural style Modernist architecture
Location NOMA, Manchester,
Greater Manchester,
Address New Century House, Corporation Street, M60 4ES
Construction started 1959
Completed 1963
Inaugurated 11 May 1963
Owner NOMA
Height 50 metres (160 ft)
Technical details
Floor count 14
Design and construction
Architect Gordon Tait of Sir John Burnet, Tait & Partners
George S. Hay of CWS
Main contractor John Laing & Son
Listed Building – Grade II
Official name New Century House, including its attached conference hall and abstract concrete relief wall in the entrance piazza
Designated 24 November 1995
Reference no. 1255052[1]

New Century House is an office building with an attached conference hall, in the NOMA district of Manchester, England. New Century House is 50 metres high and has 14 levels. There is office space, conference facilities, catering facilitates and a gym.


Co-operative Group[edit]

New Century House was designed by G. S. Hay and Gordon Tait and constructed by John Laing & Son for the Co-operative Insurance Society in 1962.[2] The attached hall, New Century Hall, has a capacity of 1,000 people. New Century House and Hall were listed in 1995 as Grade II as a good example of a high-quality post-war office building. It is considered one of the finest modernist towers in the United Kingdom alongside the sister building 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".[1]


In 2013 Co-operative Group employees migrated from New Century House to One Angel Square. New Century House is now part of the NOMA redevelopment scheme. Office and kitchen space in New Century House is currently available to local small to medium-sized businesses. New Century Hall and House are due to be refurbished in 2014. New Century Hall is now available as a venue.[3]

See also[edit]



  • Ritchie, Berry (1997). The Good Builder: The John Laing Story. James & James. 

Coordinates: 53°29′14″N 2°14′23″W / 53.48715°N 2.2398°W / 53.48715; -2.2398