The Changing Skyline of Manchester

Manchester is a major city in the Northwest of England. It is the third most populous metropolitan area in the whole of the United Kingdom. The Manchester skyline is an ever-changing scene with cranes constantly working and taller buildings cropping up each decade.

Not so long ago the Manchester Town Hall was the tallest building to grace the skyline of the greater Manchester area. The Hall stood at 85 meters high, which makes it a dwarf now when it is compared to the more modern structures like the Beetham towers. Completed in 1877, this iconic building has graced the skyline for almost 142 years now. The town hall is still there to date, but it only serves as a landmark because of its iconic clock and the general location. The town hall was surpassed in 1962 by the CIS tower which measured 118 meters high. When the CIS tower was completed, it was the tallest building not only in Manchester but also in the United Kingdom.

skyscrapers of Manchester

Manchester’s changing skyline.

In the present day, there are several colossal buildings that decorate the beautiful skyline of Manchester, the tallest of them being the Beetham tower. Located in Deansgate, this tower houses some residences and a hotel. At the conclusion of its construction in 2006, the tower was the 12th tallest structure in the entire United Kingdom, measuring 168.8 meters tall. It comprises of 50 floors with 219 residential apartments.

Its overall cost for construction is £150 million. Whilst not being the most expensive project in comparison to the latest building projects in the city centre, it is no small fee. Working closely with Google here at SEO Manchester Ltd, we recently heard that Google was fined by the EU for €1.49 billion for unfair advertising violations. Whilst this is a huge fine, it would only enable you to buy a few floors of the Beetham Tower building.

Things will change in a few months when the Deansgate Square Towers open. The towers are located along Owen Street and their construction started in 2016. The project constitutes of four towers namely North, South, West and East towers. The South towers will be the tallest of the four buildings, standing at 201 meters tall. This will make it the tallest building in the Manchester area. The tower will be a residential building consisting of 66 floors with 496 apartments. It will have some pretty exclusive penthouses. This surge in residential skyscrapers can be credited to the expansion of the economy in Manchester over the last thirty years. This expansion caused an upsurge in the population and a very high growth rate. The residential buildings may be an indication that there is a continuously increasing demand for housing in the city.

In terms of commercial space, the City Towers takes to the sky with 28 storeys standing at 107 meters. The building acts as the transmitting station for Manchester’s main radio station. Its 28th floor offices are the highest commercially available office space. The City Towers are also used to house SEO Manchester based companies like SEO Manchester Ltd.

The city’s lust for gigantic structures is yet to be quenched. The skyline of Manchester is bound to change again within the next few years. A recently approved development project will see the emergence of Trinity Island. The project will have five towers and will make the Trinity Island Tower X the tallest structure in Manchester bearing 67 storeys and standing at 213 meters. Construction is set to start this year, 2019, and will be finished in 2022. This mega structure will definitely be a game changer. In addition to the trinity island, a host of buildings will also be completed in the future, including the remaining phases of the circle square project.

The buildings are just a stone throw away from Pleer House where you can find the best SEO in Manchester companies. Contact us on 0845 11 22 530 or email any enquiries to sales@netsixtysix.co.uk.

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