White Ink Architects transformed this existing 6-storey office building with the insertion of a new double height glazed façade which provides an upmarket identity for the building and gives it much needed street presence within the prime core of Manchester City Centre.
The reconfigured entrance area with feature lighting and signage creates a striking and contemporary intervention which improves accessibility, provides a welcoming public space and enhances the user experience.
Communal multi-purpose areas and two levels of shared open plan offices were completely refurbished to improve flexibility and encourage movement and social interactions of staff.
Photography by Paul White
“White Ink Architects were always happy to engage in matters of minor detail, and that underpinned the success of this development.”
“We approached White Ink Architects following the viewing of their project – The Hill House. We felt that their careful response to working with and integration to existing buildings would be key to the success of our project. We are delighted with the openness of the new glazed extension and its ability to cross the divide between the internal and external realms.”
“White Ink Architects stood by their concept throughout design development and were able to demonstrate value when aspects of the design were challenged… such conviction has paid off… Project deliverables have met programme and quality targets.”
“They combine design flair with technical knowledge and bring the much needed element of ‘common sense’ to the design and build process.”
“They work in a collaborative and responsive way showing consideration and understanding of our functional needs, and our financial and time constraints.”
“They are always pro-active and prompt in dealing with the day to day issues that occur on a project.”
“…the refurbishment of the Whitehall Building is a feather in the cap for Sandy Row… its refurbishment breathes new life into the area.”
“White Ink Architects provided a unique and strong visual solution to this project working closely with our teams to ensure functionality was not compromised.”