A CITY IN MICROCOSM: WORKPLACE, RETAIL AND HOMES AROUND A CENTRAL URBAN PARK

Circle Square Masterplan
Symphony Park and Circle Square showing Vita Living

Unmatched in location and scale, the pioneering new destination on the former BBC Oxford Road site, is an eye-catching addition to the area. We collaborated with Landscape architects Planit ie, which resulted in a masterplan with a park the size of a football pitch at its heart The high-density, high-quality mixed-use scheme delivers a safe and welcoming neighbourhood for all its users.

Within the masterplan, we have delivered a series of buildings with a distinct and timeless architectural style. Two speculative office buildings, a pair of residential buildings including a 34-storey tower,  student housing and the pavilion buildings at either end of the central green, as well as the concept design for the hotel and car park.

Key Information

Sector: Mixed Use, Workplace, Residential, Masterplanning & Urban Design, Community 

Client: Bruntwood and Select Property Group JV

Location: Manchester

Completion: October 2021

Size: Site area: 2.6ha, Commercial: 47,000sqm, PRS Residential: 65,000sqm, Serviced apartments: 11,00sqm, Public realm: 1ha, Hotel & car park: 40,000sqm

Red white and green

Symphony Park acts as an anchor to the neighbourhood and its offices, residential, leisure and retail users. It is a green canvas that can accommodate all kinds of use, from yoga to picnicking, theatre, culture and the arts, to simply relaxing and watching the world go by. Beneath the green is a dynamic and ever-changing events space, providing leisure and entertainment, day and night.

CIrcle Square Manchester

For start-ups, scale-ups and global corporates

The collaborative and connected office spaces of 1 and 2 Circle Square are a vibrant new neighbourhood for digital and tech businesses in the heart of Manchester’s innovation district.

Standing at 14 storeys and 17 storeys tall, the two buildings are a gateway to Circle Square. They provide a combined total of 400,000 sq ft of high quality, BREEAM ‘excellent’ rated adaptable office space, including coworking, serviced and managed space.




Team

Masterplanner / Architect
Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios
Main Contractor
John Sisk & Son
Landscape Architect
Planit ie
Services Engineer
Crookes Walker Consulting
Principal Designer
Curtins
Photographer
Daniel Hopkinson

FCBStudios Team Leads

Amanda Whittington
Sophie McCombes