Manchester One

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Manchester One
Portland Tower, Portland St, Manchester.jpg
General information
Type Office
Location 53 Portland Street Manchester, England
Coordinates 53°28′41″N2°14′17″W / 53.4781°N 2.238191°W / 53.4781; -2.238191 Coordinates: 53°28′41″N2°14′17″W / 53.4781°N 2.238191°W / 53.4781; -2.238191
Completed 1962
Height
Roof 80 m (260 ft)
Top floor 21
Technical details
Floor count 21
Floor area 9,500 square metres (102,000 sq ft)
Design and construction
Architect Leach Rhodes Walker
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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

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.

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Name

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. [2]

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