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Great Northern Tower, Manchester City Centre
General information
Status Complete
Type Highrise
Architectural style Post modern
Location Watson Street, Manchester, England
Construction started 2004
Completed 2007
Height 72 metres (236 ft)
Technical details
Floor count 25
Floor area 25,700 square metres (277,000 sq ft)
Design and construction
Architect Assael Architecture
Developer George Wimpey City (now Taylor Wimpey)
Main contractor Carillion

The Great Northern Tower is a 72-metre (236 ft) sloped highrise apartment building located on Watson Street in Manchester city centre, England. The building was proposed in 2001 and construction began in 2004 with completion in 2007. The total cost of the development was £32,800,000 and comprises 257 apartments. It was designed by Assael Architecture [1] and built by Carillion. [2]

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The sloped style of the building was designed to complement the curved roof of the adjacent Manchester Central Convention Complex, and create a distinctive silhouette to the Manchester skyline. Clad in glass, metal, and grey tiles, the tower slopes in profile from 10 to 25 storeys, has two levels in the basement. [3]

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  2. "Carillion is favourite to slip into the Slot". Construction News. 27 March 2003. Retrieved 31 March 2018.
  3. "Great Northern Tower". Skyscraper News. Retrieved 31 March 2018.

Coordinates: 53°28′39″N2°14′53″W / 53.4776°N 2.2480°W / 53.4776; -2.2480

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