This is an exploration I have wanted to do for a while and once we finally got up there the views were well worth the wait…
Visited by: Nic, Ojay, Shorty, Lee
Well, I have managed to be lucky enough to see my city from below and now I have been able to see its beauty from above too. This was our first rooftop urbex and we managed to time it well as this place is always getting shut down, reopened and then shut down which will inevitably lead to it being closed off for good.
It was a bit of a wait getting into the building but once we were in getting to the roof is relatively straight forward if you know where you are going. We did end up bumping into some other explorers in the offices just below the roof up here and for a moment I think both groups thought the other were security, quite funny in the end up at the time it was a bit tense!
North Tower (formerly Highland House) is a highrise building on Victoria Bridge Street in Salford, England.
The building is 23 stories tall with a podium at the base, which gives it a total height of 80 metres (260 ft), making it the tallest building in Salford (at the time of completion). The building lies just over the border with the City of Manchester, less than 100 metres (330 ft) from Manchester Cathedral, and is within Manchester City Centre as defined by Manchester City Council. The top twelve floors hold 96 apartments, with the lower ten used as a Premier Lodge hotel.The building was designed and built by Leach, Rhodes & Walker (now Leach Rhodes Walker) for the Inland Revenue, and was completed in 1966. It changed hands in 1994 for £7.7 million and between 1998 and 2000 the building was re-clad, converted to its current use and renamed, at a total cost of £4.5 million.