Hexagon Tower

Hexagon Tower is a specialist science and technology facility located in Blackley, North Manchester.                    

Located close to road, rail and air networks, the 14,612m² Hexagon Tower facility offers serviced offices and laboratory accommodation for scientific and technology-focused businesses.

Ideally positioned near to one of the UK’s most prominent academic and research hubs – The University of Manchester, Hexagon Tower complements the UK’s largest higher education campus-area, with its excellence in academic and research opportunities.

Hexagon Tower is a former ICI research, development and production centre.  Facilities at Blackley have fostered innovation since at least the Victorian era, before becoming an integral part of the British Dyestuffs Corporation (BDC) after 1919.  The BDC subsequently merged with three other companies to form Imperial Chemicals Industries Ltd, now known as ICI.


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