Cross Street, Manchester
22 Cross Street Manchester is an 8-storey steel framed and Portland stone clad building in the centre of Manchester, modelled in the architectural classical style and built around one of the earliest steel frames erected in the country at the time.
Originally constructed in 1924/5, it was purpose built as a high street bank branch and incorporated a large walk-in safe/strong room in the basement.
Each floorplate occupies an area of 3,200 square feet on plan with the top floor in the almost double height dormer roof. The conversion comprised alterations at ground floor level to form a convenience store, with staff welfare and storage in the basement. The original offices were stripped out on the upper floors which were then configured for office space served by a refurbished staircase and lift cars.