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1 The Avenue

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Type  Office, Retail
Location  Manchester
Landlord  Allied London
Floor area  5,100 m²
Construction started  2007
Architectural style  Post modern
Country  United Kingdom
Opened  2009
Owner  Allied London
Architecture firm  Sheppard Robson
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Former names  2 Spinningfields Square
Similar  Estate Exchange, Store Street Aqueduct, Church of St Wilfrid - Northenden, Smithfield Market Hall, Odeon Cinema - Manchester

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1 The Avenue is a building in Spinningfields, Manchester. It is situated on Deansgate adjacent to the grade-I listed John Rylands Library.


Map of 1 The Avenue, Manchester, UK


The building consists of two mirror-image parallelograms, stacked one on top of the other, resulting in a three-storey 23 m (75 ft) cantilever on the east end of the building. The cantilever is supported by an inclined steel ‘diagrid’ structure.

A diagrid is similar in shape to a triangle and other building have used a diagrid structure, such as 30 St Mary Axe in London.

Reaction to the glass clad building has been mixed due its proximity to the Grade I listed Rylands Library which, along with the Town Hall is considered the finest piece of architecture in Manchester and one of the finest interpretations of Gothic revival in the world.


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