Axis Tower Completed

//Axis Tower Completed

Axis Tower Completed

In 2019, the long-awaited Axis Tower was finally completed. After a turbulent history for a site that spans back to almost 15 years ago, this challenging space has finally come to fruition for Property Alliance Group in the form of Axis Tower. The project is described as ‘a pioneering project in amongst the Mancunian metropolis.’ It has also been labelled as ‘an embodiment of innovation’ and ‘a true epitome of exclusivity and architectural grandeur’ that is ‘synonymous with stylish, city centre living.’ The 28-storey building ‘boasts uninterrupted scope of the urban utopia and beyond’ with a range of ‘elegant penthouses observing the urbane fairytale below’.

Axis Tower is a particularly interesting piece of Manchester’s contemporary architectural puzzle as it has been built on a patch of land ‘said to have been deemed too small to squeeze another bar or restaurant.’ However, Matthews Architects and Property Alliance Group worked through the logistical issues to produce this brand new addition to Manchester’s skyline.

Managing Director of Property Alliance Group, Alex Russell, states that ‘Axis is the realisation of a long-held vision which has involved many years of planning and preparation, so we are incredibly proud to see the building complete and ready to welcome residents.’ He also went on to discuss how ‘we have had a fantastic response from those that have seen inside Axis and the quality of the interior design, features and specification. It’s a building that continues to surprise people, especially in terms of the amount of space that’s been created.’ Russell commends ‘the dedication of all those involved in this ambitious project, from the initial concept through to completion’ and also how highlights it has ‘enabled us to deliver a striking building that stands proud in the Manchester skyline at the gateway of the city.’

The £60 million building contains 170 apartments with floor to ceiling windows to allow spectacular views of the city below. The prices within the building started at £294,700 for a one-bed apartment and went up to £526,176 for the three-bedroom apartments, however, Property Alliance Group state that all but fifteen of the apartments have now been snapped up.

Joint Managing Director of Russell’s Construction, Gareth Russell, added that ‘This is one of the most complex builds in Manchester, with almost every logistical challenge present – there were some who even said ‘it couldn’t be built’. He describes how ‘the tiny site – giving just 761 sq m to work in – is directly on the edge of the canal bank, with the Metrolink line behind the two major roads into the city alongside’ which ‘made site logistics, deliveries and crane use particularly complex.’ Russell also talks about how ‘building a high rise cantilevered structure in this location was a challenge we embraced from the start and thanks to our dedicated project and the intensive pre-planning work undertaken, the building has been delivered on time and on budget and is a new landmark on the skyline of the city.’

The Axis Tower is an exciting and interesting addition to Manchester’s architectural scene. The use of space is represents a project based on ingenuity and is a particularly important example of developing architecture in the sometimes limited space left in today’s built-up metropolis spaces.

2020-02-11T11:19:53+00:00 News|