OMI Architects has been founded in 1993 and the firm is one of the leading design-led practices in the North West. Architect Directors, McCall, James, Berry and O’Dwyer head up the practice’s 16 strong team of architects and graduates, based in the former ‘Manchester Baths’. The quality of its work has been recognised with a series of awards for design excellence including 11 national and regional RIBA Awards. OMI is known for a broad range of work including residential, museums and galleries, offices, churches, education, hotels, leisure, community and public buildings, many of which are within sensitive historic settings. The residential work ranges from large-scale city centre apartment schemes to affordable housing in some of the region’s most challenging communities. To date, OMI has built nearly 4000 homes and its recently completed Manchester apartment schemes at Greengate, Alto and Wilburn Wharf are now making their mark on the City’s skyline. When working with existing buildings, OMI achieve harmony and balance between the new and the old, injecting life into what are often tired structures that have lost their way. OMI combine a real sense of interaction, delight and fun, whilst still respecting the dignity of the buildings and places that they engage with.
Denton Corker Marshall
Denton Corker Marshall
Denton Corker Marshall is a highly acclaimed international design practice founded in 1972. It produces innovative architecture and urban design throughout Europe, Asia and Australia. The practice is well known for landmark global projects such as the Melbourne Museum, Stonehenge Exhibition and Visitor Centre, the Australian Pavilion in Venice and Manchester Civil Justice Centre. Regardless of scale or type – skyscraper, museum, bridge, house or cup – each design is conceived in its own right, generated by the project’s unique requirements and delivering genuine benefit and value to the client. The practice’s significant collection of RIBA and AIA Awards includes Australia’s highest architectural honour, the Australian Institute of Architects' Gold Medal.
Greengate Tower H&J

Greengate Tower H&J

A new addition of Salford regeneration in Great Manchester

Project Specs


  • Location: Manchester
  • Contractor: Renaker Build Limited
  • Status: ongoing





Greengate Tower H&J


Unitised structurally silicone glazed system with fixed DGU vision glazing with solar control coating, fritted/ceramic back painted DGU panels, insulated metal panels with inward side hung metal panel with external perforated aluminium sheet.

Stick System with DGU vision glazing with solar control coating.

Designed by

Nick Berry
OMI Architects
Stuart McGrath
Denton Corker Marshall Architects

Live Project

Greengate H&J is a major residential development on an existing 0.49-hectare site most recently used as surface car parking.

The development consists of one high-rise tower of 50 storeys with an adjoining podium building of 4 storeys.

The scheme also includes two levels of basement car parking, a resident’s amenity space including pool, spa, lounge, and gym as well as public realm enhancements. The development includes the provision of 559 residential units with ground floor concierge area and multiple commercial units also at ground level.

The site is part of the wider Greengate Masterplan with two further sites included within the initial planning application.