Two Express, Ancoats

Refurbishing Office Space in Manchester’s most fashionable district

Updating both interior and exterior against the challenges of city centre construction. 

Negotiating the difficult site logistics of an urban site, Urbanise repaired the building’s external cladding while still allowing access to all apartments above and below.

Inside, we worked with award-winning architects to remodel the working space and update the reception area with a more minimal feel. This included keeping the buildings structure on display through exposed surfaces, creating a more welcoming entrance to the building.

The success of this work led to Urbanise being invited to tender for works on One Express which we have commenced as of June 2020.

“We are undertaking our second consecutive project with Urbanise. Working with Urbanise is an extremely enjoyable and proactive experience. Matt and Louise have assembled a great team of experienced staff and sub-contract supply chains who are all passionate about delivering the best possible results. This has been proven on our first project with Urbanise at 2 Express Building within the Ancoats Conservation Area.

We are now working together on the larger project at the adjacent and prestigious Grade ll*listed 1 Express Building. We are looking forward to delivering to our mutual client a building of the highest design and workmanship quality. We would have no reservations in recommending Urbanise to other clients and projects.”

John Boardman, Associate Partner at stephenson STUDIO