Situated just behind Deansgate, Spinningfields was developed as being Europe's new premium financial and professional services destination, Spinningfields opened in 2007 and today houses some of the best known financial institutions worldwide as well as its mixture of bars and restaurants.

Spinningfields took its name from a street that ran from Deansgate. 1968 saw the area turned into Spinningfields Square which was an open paved area. Also in 1968, behind the Northcliffe House, additional offices were built for Manchester Evening News and in 1970 the MEN commissioned a sculpture for their new site.