sitting on the edge of salford in greater manchester, highland house was designed by architects leach, rhodes & walker, as offices for the inland revenue.
completed in 1966, the building was one of the first in britain to make use of what was then an innovative construction technique, in which a continuous climbing shutter cast the central core while a tower crane lifted the cladding into place. avoiding the need for any scaffolding, this method allowed the lower levels to be occupied as soon as they were finished, even as floors were still being adding above.
in 1995, the inland revenue moved out of highland house, and it was acquired by the bruntwood group who renamed it ‘north tower’. in the years that followed, the building was renovated and converted into residential properties and hotel rooms. today, the top twelve floors contain 96 apartments, while the ten floors below are used by premier inn (who have had the entire service tower painted purple, their corporate colour).
giclée print on hahnemühle photo rag bright white 310gsm paper.
available in a2 or a1, with each size limited to a run of fifty prints.
prices include uk delivery.
a2 / £120
a1 / £160
a2 / £190
a1 / £250
solid wood, matte black, 25mm frame
(as pictured above).