The CIS Tower with solar panel-clad service tower on the left and the glazed office tower on the right
|Tallest in the United Kingdom from 1962 to 1963[I]|
|Preceded by||Shell Centre|
|Surpassed by||Millbank Tower|
|Owner||The Co-operative Group|
|Roof||118 m (387 ft)|
|Design and construction|
|Architect||Gordon Tait |
G. S. Hay
The CIS Tower is an office skyscraper on Miller Street in Manchester, England. It was completed in 1962 and rises to 387 feet (118 m) in height. The Grade II listed building, which houses the Co-operative Banking Group, is Manchester's fifth-tallest building and the tallest office building in the United Kingdom outside London. The tower remained as built for over 40 years until maintenance issues on the service tower required an extensive renovation which included covering its facade in photovoltaic panels.
The office tower building rises above a five-storey podium block.