The Corn Exchange
The iconic Corn Exchange in the heart of the city has been honoured with the esteemed International Green Apple Beautiful Buildings Award, showcasing Manchester’s architectural brilliance and commitment to sustainable development.
This recognition highlights the positive impact buildings and structures have on our cities, enriching the lives of residents and visitors alike.
The Beautiful Buildings Awards
The Beautiful Buildings Awards campaign, a global initiative celebrating exceptional architectural and design merits, has singled out the Corn Exchange for its remarkable beauty and the unwavering commitment of its management team to provide a world-class customer experience.
The building stands as a testament to Manchester’s remarkable history and visionary spirit, boasting a diverse and captivating architectural landscape that seamlessly blends grand Victorian structures with cutting-edge contemporary designs.
History of The Corn Exchange
Originally constructed in 1837 and designed by the highly regarded architect Richard Lane, the Corn Exchange underwent reconstruction at its current site and was completed in 1903, showcasing the distinctive Edwardian architectural style with contributions from several architects.
The building’s main facade, located on Exchange Square, houses a selection of fabulous restaurants and renowned independent dining spots.
Stepping inside the stunning 114-room Roomzzz Aparthotel or the Cosy Club reveals parts of the structure in their original glory, featuring grand wrought iron staircases and breathtaking antique tiles.
While the Grade II listed building boasts an impressive exterior, its glass atrium holds a significant architectural feature that played a vital role in 19th-century trade.
Illuminated by natural light, the atrium allowed merchants to assess the colour and quality of the corn, a testament to its historical significance.
Today, the atrium bathes in light, providing an extraordinary dining experience.
Daniel Davis, General Manager of the Corn Exchange, expressed his joy at winning this prestigious award, recognizing the hard work and dedication of the team in preserving and showcasing the architectural splendour of the building.
He expressed pride in the Corn Exchange’s contribution to Manchester’s unique charm and character.
With its inclusion in the annual Book of Beautiful Buildings, a globally recognised publication showcasing extraordinary architectural achievements, the Corn Exchange allows Manchester to take pride in its place on the world stage.
Additionally, the Green Organisation will honour the Corn Exchange by planting 100 trees, contributing to the green landscape of the UK and promoting a sustainable future.
The recognition bestowed upon the Corn Exchange through this award shines a global spotlight on Manchester as a city to visit for an awe-inspiring display of architectural wonders.
Here, the beauty of the past seamlessly coexists with the innovation of the present, creating an urban landscape that is truly unparalleled.