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GPC Developments-Workshop Properties Ltd

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Swan Square, Manchester

Swan Square provides 14 self-contained three storey units targeted at the creative and fashion sectors.

Each unit has its own shop front, allowing occupants to have a retail window for their business if they wish, with their offices above.

Key Facts

Due to planning constraints on the height of the building, a very low profile steel framed construction was designed.

The building is on  a previously developed block which housed three derelict buildings with basements.  To support the superstructure through the infilled basements piled foundations were adopted.

Because the brickwork is such a key feature of the elevations, great attention was paid to the detailing.