Sunlight House (constructed in 1932) has remained largely unchanged however has recently undergone a transformative refurbishment. Through sensitive interventions that complemented the existing architecture, this landmark Grade II listed building has delivered on its potential to create a wide variety of work settings where occupants can meet, relax and collaborate.

Start Date / Time 31 Mar 2020 08:00
End Date / Time 31 Mar 2020 10:00
Venue Sunlight House, Quay Street, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M3 3LU
National No
Type Tour
Available to Non Members Yes



A new double-height entrance space was created by removing part of first floor slab over the entrance. This, together with the removal of the exist public house allowed for the creation of a unified reception space. The refurbishment of the external light well and the removal of a corrugated aluminium roof over the health club’s stained-glass dome has also transformed the light flowing into the swimming pool - restoring the architect’s original vision.

The finishes have been chosen to complement the Art Deco architecture but at the same time creating a warm and relaxed atmosphere to significantly add value to the building, both in user experience and net usable space. New trees and benches have been incorporated into the public realm works to Little Quay Street.

Join us for a tour of the new reception, office space and recently refurbished basement facilities with talks from Space Invader and Atelier MB on the influences and challenges of the project.

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