City Tower - Offices in Manchester

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Piccadilly Plaza, Manchester, M1 4BT
Office space from:
1,150–20,000 sq ft


In 2008, Bruntwood invested £38m in transforming this Manchester icon into one of the city's most prestigious and desirable office locations with an M1 postcode. A complete refurbishment, designed by renowned architects Stephenson Bell, has created a distinctive and sophisticated working environment that meets the best contemporary standards, including high speed lifts, air conditioning and high quality specifications throughout.

The last few suites of fully-fitted work space now remain in City Tower. High quality offices can be secured for between 10 to 200 staff in what proved to be the most popular building in Manchester in 2012.* And right now if you sign up for work space at City Tower, we're offering the chance to move in for free in any refurbished space.**

Sitting astride a contemporary public mall space linking Piccadilly Gardens with New York Street, City Tower is right at the heart of the city’s business life, with a bustling transport interchange just a few yards away giving immediate access to Manchester’s wider transport network and the main shopping and leisure areas close by. New York Street was created through a partnership with Manchester city council and resulted in a £1.4m investment to upgrade the streetscape with improved paving, lighting, street furniture and landscaping.

City Tower boasts Manchester's largest office reception space at 1,400 sq ft providing an impressive entrance for your clients whilst reducing the impact on business by preventing overcrowding at peak times during the day. There is also an additional manned reception desk at car deck level on the second floor enabling us to provide staff and visitors with the same standard of service that they receive when entering the main reception area at ground floor level.

An instantly recognisable feature of the Manchester skyline, City Tower also has some of the best panoramic views of the city from its upper floors, making it a statement location for your office premises.

The flexibility to change and grow

Should you need to expand into bigger offices or relocate to a new location, we're more than happy to expand your space or move you to other premises within our portfolio with a simple rework of your existing lease. It’s this understanding of how business works that makes our customer retention rate more than twice the national average.

* Based on total amount of sq ft lettings within Manchester city centre.


From £18.50 per sq ft
Price excludes service charge, insurance and business rates.
Further details of these charges are available on request.

Interesting facts

City Tower was originally constructed in 1965 and is still the third tallest building in the city.

The building stands 30 stories high and is 107m tall to its roof level, although the antenna on top of the building takes its overall height to 123m. Although not the tallest building in the city, City Tower does currently boast the highest commercial office space in Manchester on its 28th floor. City Tower is also one of Manchester’s main broadcast transmission sites, and hosts the antennae of many a local radio station.

The unusual relief pattern on the side of the building is an original feature and was inspired by the circuit boards of the world’s first computer, which was built at the University of Manchester. Since 2005, City Tower has also been home to two peregrine falcons that have nested at the top of the building.


  • Completely refurbished in 2008
  • On-site car parking available
  • 24-hour access
  • On-site customer service team
  • Lift access
  • Open-plan suites
  • Suspended ceilings
  • Recessed modular lighting
  • Air conditioning
  • DDA-compliant access
  • Bicycle storage
  • On-site shops, café and restaurant

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