New Century House

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New Century House, Miller Street
General information
Status Complete
Type High rise office
Architectural style Modernist architecture
Location NOMA, Manchester,
Greater Manchester,
England.
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 (160 ft) high and has 14 levels. There is office space, conference facilities, catering facilitates and a gym.

NOMA (Manchester) large mixed-use development in Manchester, England

NOMA is an £800 million, 20-acre (8-hectare) mixed-use redevelopment scheme in Manchester. It is the largest development project in North West England ahead of developments such as MediaCityUK and Atlantic Gateway.

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History

Co-operative Group

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 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]

Gordon Tait British architect

Gordon Thomas Tait was a British architect, active in London.

John Laing Group plc is a British developer and operator of privately financed, public sector infrastructure projects such as roads, railways, hospitals and schools through Public-Private Partnership (PPP) and Private Finance Initiative (PFI) arrangements. It is listed on the London Stock Exchange and is a constituent of the FTSE 250 Index.

Modern architecture broad type of architecture

Modern architecture, or modernist architecture was based upon new and innovative technologies of construction, particularly the use of glass, steel and reinforced concrete; the idea that form should follow function; an embrace of minimalism; and a rejection of ornament. It emerged in the first half of the 20th century and became dominant after World War II until the 1980s, when it was gradually replaced as the principal style for institutional and corporate buildings by postmodern architecture.

NOMA

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 available to local small to medium-sized businesses. New Century Hall is now available as a venue. [3]

One Angel Square office building in Manchester, England

One Angel Square is an office building in Manchester, England. Construction work began in 2010 and was completed in February 2013. The landmark building is the head office of the Co-operative Group. Standing 72.5 metres tall, the building forms the centrepiece of the new £800 million NOMA development in the Angel Meadows area of Manchester city centre. The building cost at least £105 million to construct and was sold on leaseback terms in 2013 for £142 million.

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