London Building Control are very proud to have provided Building Control advice in relation to 20 Stories, Manchester which was shortlisted in the Restaurant & Bar Design Awards 2019.

20 Stories opened in Spring 2019 as D&D London’s first restaurant in Manchester – located on the 19th floor of No 1 Springfields, with the restaurant, bar and terrace, being billed as a ‘garden in the sky’.

The concept for 20 Stories was designed by New York based architecture and interior design firm CetraRuddy, with DesignLSM being chosen by D&D London to work in partnership as Executive Architects.

‘The Garden in the sky’ concept conveys a glamorous and sophisticated ambience, merging with art elements, native materials and handcrafted textiles to create a feeling of warmth and authenticity.

The restaurant offers a variety of distinct indoor settings including the main restaurant, a private dining room, a cocktail bar, and a more casual brasserie and grill.  The bar serves as a centre-piece for 20 Stories, with the dramatic form of its shimmering, illuminated canopy referencing “a grand specimen tree”.

Outside, an expansive terrace and rooftop garden offers 360-degree views and a series of intimate all-weather gathering spaces.  An alfresco fireplace is set amid a lush installation of native plants and specimen silver birch trees lit with dramatic lighting.