The Cutting Room

The Cutting Room Square is the centrepiece of the new public realm for Ancoats: the first public square ever to be built in the area. It is oriented around 5 towering photographs of the former cutting and pattern rooms of the adjacent Royal Mills. This cutting room speaks both of what Ancoats has been and what it is becoming.

The new public square below the bell tower of the former St Peter's Church is framed by five copper green sentinels. These structures each hold a slice of a photograph that together show two views of the cutting and pattern rooms formerly in Royal Mills adjacent to the square.