111 Piccadilly

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111 Piccadilly

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111 Piccadilly, at the end of Station Approach
Former names Rodwell Tower
General information
Type Highrise
Location Manchester, England
Construction started 1962
Completed 1965
Owner Bruntwood
Height 64 metres (210 ft)
Technical details
Floor count 18
Design and construction
Architect Stephen & Partners

111 Piccadilly, formerly Rodwell Tower or Rodwell House, is a high rise office development in Manchester, England, owned by Bruntwood, which was opened in 1965. The tower is 64 metres (210 ft) which makes it the joint-sixteenth tallest building in Manchester. The building is located at the corner of Ducie Street (near Station Approach which leads to Manchester's main railway station, Manchester Piccadilly). It is the last building in Piccadilly which continues here as London Road.

Manchester City and metropolitan borough in England

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England Country in north-west Europe, part of the United Kingdom

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Bruntwood is a family-owned property company offering office space, serviced offices, retail space and virtual offices in the north of England and Birmingham in the United Kingdom. They own several high-profile buildings in the Manchester area, as well as in Liverpool, Leeds and Birmingham. They own one-third of the office space in Manchester city centre and also donate 10% of all annual profits to arts, cultural and community charities.



The architects of the tower were Douglas Stephen & Partners who had to solve the constructional problem of building a high building over the Rochdale Canal. [1] Its external appearance is enhanced by the eight enormous columns which carry the building above the canal; however the rendered finish did not look so good after a few years of rain. [2]

Rochdale Canal

The Rochdale Canal is a navigable broad canal in Northern England, between Manchester and Sowerby Bridge, part of the connected system of the canals of Great Britain. Its name refers to the town of Rochdale, in Greater Manchester, through which it passes.


  1. Atkins, Philip (1976) Guide across Manchester. Manchester: Civic Trust for the North West; pp. 8-9
  2. Sharp, Dennis, ed. (1969) Manchester. (City Buildings Series.) London: Studio Vista; pp. 46-47

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