CIS Tower

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CIS Tower
Co-operative Insurance Society Tower, Miller Street, Manchester (2) (geograph 2757249).jpg
The CIS Tower with solar panel-clad service tower on the left and the glazed office tower on the right
Record height
Tallest in the United Kingdom from 1962 to 1963[I]
Preceded byShell Centre
Surpassed byMillbank Tower
General information
StatusGrade II
Architectural styleModernism
LocationManchester, England
Coordinates53°29′11″N 2°14′18″W / 53.48639°N 2.23833°W / 53.48639; -2.23833Coordinates: 53°29′11″N 2°14′18″W / 53.48639°N 2.23833°W / 53.48639; -2.23833
Construction started1959
OwnerThe Co-operative Group
Roof118 m (387 ft)
Technical details
Floor count25
Design and construction
ArchitectGordon 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.