Triangle Shopping Centre,

Client Triangle
Services Interior Design
Project Type Retail
Region Europe
Brand Triangle

A characterful blend of old

Newly renovated and showcasing all of its original Edwardian beauty with a modern twist, the Triangle on Exchange Square in the city centre is home to an exciting and eclectic mix of mouthwatering restaurants in Manchester, offering a fusion of flavours from around the globe. The Triangle Shopping Centre unique and stunning setting will satisfy those looking for a truly individual and inimitable dining venue.


The history

The building was originally used as a corn exchange and was previously named the Corn & Produce Exchange, and subsequently The Triangle. The first Corn Exchange built on this site in 1837 was designed by Richard Lane. This was demolished in 1897 and replaced in two sections between 1897 and 1903. Each section was designed by a different architect. Before 1837 it traded from Hanging Ditch. In its heyday, ‘The Corn & Produce Exchange’, was the gathering spot for thousands of traders from all over the region. This continued until the economic depression of the 1920s and 1930s. Following the Second World War, trade gradually declined and the trading floor fell into disuse.


The restoration involved replacing 800 window frames and 1700 square metres of glass to repair the dome.

Natural light

Designed to give natural light to traders, the Corn Exchange’s striking glass dome now offers customers the feel of alfresco dining – whatever Manchester’s weather.

Hilary worked well as part of a large team of architects engineers, and with us as project managers to execute her original and award-winning design of the SKY BAR.
Simon Tonge Previously with EC Harris