Cooperative Insurance Society, Manchester
Description: Cooperative Insurance Society
Date Listed: 24 November 1995
English Heritage Building ID: 458645
OS Grid Reference: SJ8427598891
OS Grid Coordinates: 384275, 398891
Latitude/Longitude: 53.4865, -2.2384
Location: Dantzic Street, Manchester, Greater Manchester M60 0AL
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SJ 8598 MILLER STREET
698-1/9/10034 Co-operative Insurance
Office building. 1962. Sir John Bumet, Tait and Partners with G.S. Hay. Steel frame; glass curtain walling with black vitreous enamel panels at floor levels. Concrete service shaft with vitreous mosaic cladding in grey. Symmetrical plan with 5-storey podium and 25-storey office block set above, projecting at the front. Metal framed windows to curtain walling, recently renewed to original design. Ground floor recessed behind 6 pillars. Service shaft, which provides bracing, is set on axis behind and rises above the height of the office tower, having two bands of vents at the top. Entire rear wall of entrance hall has abstract sculpted fibreglass mural by George Mitchell with green, bronze-like patinated finish. A building of discipline and consistency which forms parts of a group with New Century House and its Conference Hall, Corporation Street (qv)
Listing NGR: SJ8419498971
Source: English Heritage
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