The Pavilion - GM Building of the Year Award 2019 Finalist

Date: 11/09/2019
Author: Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce
Company: Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce

Over the past few weeks, The Brief has been featuring the buildings shortlisted for the Chamber’s Greater Manchester Building of the Year Award 2019. This week we’re focusing on The Pavilion, Spinningfields.

Completed in February 2018, The Pavilion development’s unusual timber structure is striking against the sea of glass and metal that make up Manchester's bustling financial district. The city’s new Spinningfields development and largest timber-framed building is now home to The Ivy, a restaurant which offers Manchester and its visitors a brand new, four-storey dining experience. Located in the heart of the city, yet finished with trellises and overhanging plant boxes, the restaurant is the perfect addition to one of the development’s largest public spaces.


The ground floor restaurant, The Ivy Brasserie, is open seven days a week and serves a number of modern British classics. For those who prefer a taste of the exotic, they can head up a floor to The Ivy Asia and Bar. Bringing a touch of glamour to the building, this floor features a semi-precious stone floor and late-night bar complete with entertainment and resident DJ’s. 


Three private dining rooms; The Dalton, The Geisha Room and The Skylight Terrace provide elegant options for a variety of events. The Skylight Terrace is open all year round and boasts a fully retractable roof.

The Pavilion development has created an oasis in the heart of Manchester and confirms Spinningfields as the prime retail and leisure destination for the city centre, whilst the financial district location makes it a fantastic hub for workers and businesses. 

To find out which building has won this year's award, book your tickets for the Property & Construction Annual Dinner and Awards at the Imperial War Museum North on 3rd October 2019 here.