Sir William Siemens House

Posted: 1st January 1989

Manchester (1989)

The 13,4000 msq headquarters building for the Energy and Automation division of Siemens plc became a local landmark immediately it was completed. One of the first overtly modernist buildings to be built in Manchester for 20 years, two decades on its sculptural qualities still command attention.

The building combines office accommodation with management and conference facilities,training school, exhibition areas andrestaurant, in a four and five storey building around a courtyard. Semi-mature trees have been planted to the full perimeter of the site, incorporating 4,000 shrubs and trees.The plan,formal articulation and materials embody the themes of clarity, lightness and transparency.


Model showing site masterplan at completion of phase 4

Factsheet: Sir William Siemens House

  • Client: Siemens PLC
  • Location: Manchester
  • Value: £8,000,000
  • Awards: 1991 - Civic Trust Awards - Winner
    1992 - RIBA Regional Awards - Winner
    1992 - MSA Design Awards - Winner
  • Date: Completed 1989