One Silk Street is an award-winning development designed to progress an area rich in cultural heritage. The nine-storey building offers luxury co-living, serviced offices and flexible workspace, all with impressive views of Manchester city centre, the West Pennines, and the Peak District from the rooftop terrace.
The site was formerly occupied by an electrical works factory built in the 1950s which was demolished to make way for the new building. To create the unique development, Mecanoo purposefully designed the land bounded by Silk Street, Bengal Street, Primrose Street, and Radium Street to meet a double-edged demand for living and working spaces.
The Northern Group and Mecanoo requested unique non-standard sized bricks. We manufactured bespoke bricks chosen specifically for this project in our European factory which holds full EPD, Sedex and ISO accreditations.
We made a total of 450,000 bricks and over 50 different special shapes, demonstrating our commitment to quality and our attention to detail. With these unique handmade linear bricks, the building will have a timeless, lasting beauty.