Liverpool architects Falconer Chester Hall expands Manchester presence with a new office in the city. Tony McDonough reports
Liverpool architecture practice Falconer Chester Hall (FCH) is expanding its presence in Manchester by moving to a larger office in the city centre.
FCH is relocating from Jactin House in Ancoats to almost 2,000 sq ft on the fourth floor of Colony, at One Silk Street in Ancoats Urban Village. This site was developed by its client The Northern Group and FCH was tasked with its delivery.
The new office will provide room for growth, new meeting facilities and breakout spaces, says office director Mike Gore.
“We’re delivering some outstanding work in Manchester and Salford and our new home will provide us with the capacity to cement our position in the city,” he added.
“Our reputation is where I’d want it to be and now is the time to build further on the team’s hard work and the support of our clients and the local authorities.”
FCH is working across the country with PBSA developer Watkin Jones as well as on two Manchester projects for The Northern Group. These are at Manchester Waters for Peel Land and Property and the campus redevelopment for Riverside College in Cheshire.
It is also completing a major tower on Greengate for Liverpool-based Legacie Developments and a 40-unit residential scheme on Ducie Street for Big Red.
The 80-strong firm is one of only three North West-based practices to make the prestigious AJ100 listing. In addition to its headquarters on Temple Square in Liverpool, the business also has a studio in London.