Holyoake House, in Manchester’s Northern Quarter, is a grade II listed office building built in 1911 as the headquarters of the Co-Operative Union. The five-storey building has been extended and altered throughout its lifetime including being refurbished after bomb damage suffered in the 1940s. The original and extended parts of the building feature a matt glazed faience façade.
In collaboration with Studio One Consulting, DYSE undertook a structural survey as part of a wider condition survey. The survey informs part of a plan to refurbish and redevelop the building to safeguard this historic structure. The existing structural form includes both load bearing masonry and a later framed element both with historic reinforced concrete floors.