|Location||53 Portland Street Manchester, England|
|Roof||80 m (260 ft)|
|Floor area||9,500 square metres (102,000 sq ft)|
|Design and construction|
|Architect||Leach Rhodes Walker|
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.
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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.
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 Beetham 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 eighth-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.
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