Hardman Pavilion


The Spinningfields area in Manchester is the city’s new financial district. Over an area approaching 430,000 square meters there are 20 ultra-modern mixed use, commercial buildings, developed for use as offices and retail spaces, along with a variety of restaurants and apartments.

Spinningfields’ project developer, Allied London, commissioned Sheppard Robson Architects to design a pavilion to complete the development of the last remaining plot in Hardman Square. In contrast to the neighbouring buildings, the Hardman Pavilion surprises with a timber-framed structure and a striking green façade. Together with the small public square The Field, which was also designed by Sheppard Robson, features many green areas, creating an urban oasis in an environment dominated by steel and glass constructions.

The wooden structure and striking green facade is partnered with COOL-LITE SKN 176 II; a high performance, coated glass that provides high light transmission and neutral aesthetic, whilst ensuring the building delivers on sustainability targets. STADIP, laminated glass, has been used in the facade to ensure mechanical strength, safety and security.


Project stakeholders

  • Client: Allied London
  • Architect: Sheppard Robson
  • Main contractor: BAM Construction & Design
  • Facade fabricator: Gray & Dick
  • Glass processor: Glassolutions


The Ivy
Hardman Pavilion
Hardman Square
Hardman Street
M3 3EB