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21 Sep 2020 - 2 minutes

The History of AXIS

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External image of AXIS against a blue sky

Manchester has changed a great deal over the past couple of years, with a number of building’s now altering the city’s skyline over the last five years. None of the towers that currently make up the Manchester skyline quite stand out as much as AXIS does.

A strip of land next to Deansgate Locks, only 761 sqm in size, is the site which would become AXIS presented unique architectural, design, engineering and development challenges from day one.

Extensive plans were drawn up and a development team put in place, but changes in the market made initial office scheme idea unviable. Following on from the Alliance philosophy of putting the right building in the right place, the AXIS scheme was overhauled in its entirety and the decision was made to instead design a luxury residential tower.

View of Manchester from a window in an apartment at AXIS

Comprising 170 luxury apartments over 28 storeys, AXIS is a statement building for Manchester. Boasting endless style inside and out, this is unique building is now an unmistakable part of the city.

Interior of a furnished apartment in AXIS, Manchester

On the exterior of the tower, you can see 2,200 angular glazed panels which shimmer and draw the eye, appearing to change colour as the sunlight reflects off them. As current residents throughout the building open their windows, it changes the entire façade of the building, altering the external texture of the building day to day.

Internally, floor-to-ceiling windows in each apartment offer residents striking views over Manchester and beyond to the peaceful hills of Cheshire and the Peak District.

AXIS cantilevers outwards as it rises, giving the impression of the building “looming” over you as you look up at it from the street.

Demand for the remaining apartments is high, so don’t miss out if you’re thinking about making the move to AXIS. Enquire today to find out more.

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