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Photographs © Adrian Welch / Isabelle Lomholt, 15 Sep 2014

Ancoats buildings, square and artwork:

Manchester Ancoats Building

Ancoats is an area of Manchester in North West England, next to the Northern Quarter, the northern part of Manchester city centre. Historically in Lancashire, Ancoats became a cradle of the Industrial Revolution and has been called “the world’s first industrial suburb”.

Manchester Ancoats Building

For many years, from the late 18th century onwards, Ancoats was a thriving industrial district. The area suffered accelerating economic decline from the 1930s and depopulation in the years after the Second World War, particularly during the slum clearances of the 1960s.

Manchester Ancoats Building

Manchester Ancoats Building

Manchester Ancoats Building

Manchester Ancoats Building

Manchester Ancoats Building

Manchester Ancoats Building

Manchester Ancoats Building

Birley Fields building:

Birley Fields building

One part of Hulme, the Birley Fields (site of the former Birley High School, Chichester Road) has been partly developed for a series of office blocks and partly left as green urban waste land. The blocks house companies such as Michelin and Laing O’Rourke as well as the University of Manchester/IFL/Server Hotel data centre.

Birley Fields building

The development site was the subject of a campaign by a group of Hulme residents which delayed the clearance of the site and the felling of a large tree. The “Birley Tree” was a 110-year-old Black Poplar.

Birley Fields building

Birley Fields building

Birley Fields building

Birley Fields building

Manchester housing in New Islington:

Manchester housing New Islington

New Islington is an inner city area of Manchester, in North West England. Historically in Lancashire and part of Ancoats, it has taken a separate identity to reflect its changed status as a regeneration area.

Manchester housing New Islington

Hulme buildings:

Hulme buildings

Hulme is an inner city area and electoral ward of Manchester, England, immediately south of Manchester city centre. It has a significant industrial heritage.

The name Hulme is derived from the Old Norse word for a small island, or land surrounded by water or marsh, indicating that it may have been first settled by Norse invaders in the period of the Danelaw. It suffers significant poverty, however many of the 20th Century deck-access housing blocks have now been demolished (Ed – as an architecture student in the city, plus long family ties, I know the area fairly well, and wrote my Diploma dissertation about the ‘end of Hulme’ party which I attended and documented).

new Hulme architecture

Mancunian Photos © Adrian Welch / Isabelle Lomholt, 28 Oct 2011

Hilton Hotel Manchester
Manchester Hilton Hotel

Manchester University Buildings
Manchester University Building

Manchester Metropolitan University
Manchester Metropolitan University

Manchester Town Hall
Manchester Town Hall

Royal Exchange Theatre
Royal Exchange Theatre

Hacienda Apartments

Castlefield buildings
Castlefield Building

Oxford Road Building
Oxford Road Building

Palace Theatre, Oxford Road
Palace Theatre Manchester

Barton Arcade, Deansgate / St Ann’s Square
Barton Arcade Barton Arcade Manchester

Manchester Royal Infirmary, Oxford Road
Manchester Royal Infirmary Manchester Royal Infirmary Manchester Royal Infirmary

Peter Street Building
Peter Street Building

St Augustine’s Catholic Church, at Manchester Metropolitan University
St Augustines Catholic Church St Augustines Catholic Church Manchester St Augustines Church Manchester

The Palace Hotel, Oxford Road
The Palace Hotel The Palace Hotel Manchester

BBC Building, Oxford Road
BBC Manchester BBC Building Manchester

Debenhams Manchester
Debenhams Manchester

Manchester Building Images

Photos © Adrian Welch, May 2011:

New Islington – houses at Islington Square by FAT
New Islington houses

Manchester Central – Conference Centre
Manchester Central

Manchester Central Library
Manchester Library

Old Trafford Manchester – Man Utd FC Stadium
Old Trafford Manchester

Chips New Islington
Chips Manchester

The Point at Old Trafford Cricket Ground
The Point Manchester

Manchester Town Hall – Extension
Manchester Town Hall Extension

Manchester Refuge Assurance Building – now the Palace Hotel
Manchester Refuge Assurance Building

Milliners Wharf, close to New Islington, east of city centre
Milliners Wharf Milliners Wharf Manchester Milliners Wharf Flats

Milliners Wharf Milliners Wharf Manchester Milliners Wharf Flats

Piccadilly Basin – incl. BDP Architects offices on south side
Piccadilly Basin Piccadilly Basin Manchester Piccadilly Basin Buildings

Piccadilly Basin Piccadilly Basin Manchester Piccadilly Basin Buildings

Vantage Quay Buildings, east of city centre
Vantage Quay Vantage Quay Buildings Vantage Quay Building Vantage Quay Buildings Manchester

Manchester Building Photographs

Photos © Adrian Welch, Apr 2010:

Skyline Central – just completed
Skyline Central

Manchester Civil Justice Centre – Denton Corker Marshall Architects
Manchester Civil Justice Centre

Manchester Hilton Hotel : Beetham Tower – Tallest residential tower in Europe
Manchester Hilton Hotel

Peoples History Museum – recently completed
Manchester Peoples History Museum

Manchester Calatrava bridge
Calatrava Bridge

Manchester Urbis – Ian Simpson Architects
Manchester Urbis

Manchester Science Museum building
Manchester Science Museum

Deansgate Apartments – Ian Simpson Architects
Deansgate Apartments

Piccadilly Gardens – Tadao Ando Architect + EDAW
Piccadilly Gardens

Manchester RBS offices Buildings
Manchester RBS offices

John Rylands Library
John Rylands Library

Royal Exchange Theatre
Royal Exchange Theatre Building

CIS Tower
CIS Tower

Manchester Town Hall
Manchester Town Hall

Bridgewater Hall – RHWL Architects
Bridgewater Hall

Triangle shopping centre
Triangle shopping centre

Oldham Street – famous for cutting edge record shops, Dry 201 bar & Affleck’s Palace:
Eastern Bloc

Victoria Station
Manchester Victoria Station

Selfridges Manchester
Manchester Selfridges

Great Northern Tower
Assael Architects
Great Northern Tower Great Northern Tower Manchester Windmill St Tower Windmill St Manchester

Various other photos of Manchester buildings:

Albert Memorial
Albert Memorial Manchester

Art Deco Building
Art Deco Building Manchester

Barton Arcade
Barton Arcade Barton Arcade Manchester Barton Arcade

Canal bridge
Canal bridge Manchester

Central Library
Central Library Manchester Manchester Central Library Central Library Central Library Building

Chancery Place
Chancery Place

Chetham’s School
Chetham's School

Chinatown Manchester
Chinatown Manchester Chinatown Manchester Buildings

Cornerhouse Theatre
Cornerhouse Theatre

Corporation Street square, adj. Triangle shopping centre & Selfridges
Corporation Street square

Former Fish Market – follow Oldham Street link (up this page) for more photos
Former Fish Market Manchester

Free Trade Hall
Free Trade Hall

Freemasons Hall
Freemasons Hall Manchester

Green Room, Whitworth Street
Green Room Manchester Green Room

Hacienda Apartments
Hacienda Apartments Hacienda Apartments Manchester

Harvey Nichols
Harvey Nichols Manchester

Hotel Victoria, Oxford St / Whitworth St
Hotel Victoria Hotel Victoria Manchester

Kendals – department store

King Street buildings
King Street building King Street building Manchester King St building Manchester King St building

Litecraft building
Litecraft building

Manchester canal
Manchester canal

Manchester Cathedral
Manchester Cathedral Manchester Cathedral Building

Manchester Central – formerly the GMEX
Manchester GMEX GMEX Building

Manchester Courts
Manchester Courts

Manchester pub – Rising Sun
Manchester pub

MEN arena
MEN arena MEN arena Manchester

Midland Hotel
Midland Hotel Midland Hotel Manchester Midland Hotel Building Manchester Midland Hotel

Midland Hotel

Mr Thomas Chop House
Mr Thomas Chop House

Opera house
Opera house Manchester

Oxford St apartments
Oxford St apartments

Palace Hotel – formerly Manchester Refuge Assurance Building
Palace Hotel Palace Hotel Manchester Manchester Palace Hotel Palace Hotel Building

Palace Theatre
Palace Theatre

Piccadilly Manchester – Armada (former Piccadilly Hotel)
Piccadilly Manchester Piccadilly Hotel Manchester

The Printworks
The Printworks The Printworks Manchester Manchester Printworks Printworks Manchester

Renaissance Hotel
Renaissance Hotel Renaissance Hotel Manchester

River Irwell Buildings
River Irwell Buildings River Irwell Manchester River Irwell Manchester River Irwell

Royale Manchester
Royale Manchester Royale Manchester Building

Shambles Square
Shambles Square Shambles Square Manchester

Spinningfields Buildings
Spinningfields Buildings Manchester Spinningfields

St Anne’s Church
St Annes Church St Annes Church Manchester Manchester St Annes Church St Annes Church Building

St Anne’s Square
St Annes Square St Annes Square Manchester Manchester St Annes Square

St George’s House
St George's House

The Ritz – famous nightclub, Whitworth Street
The Ritz Manchester The Ritz Club The Ritz Nightclub

Whitworth St apartments
Whitworth St apartments Whitworth Street apartments

Whitworth Street Building
Whitworth Street Building

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Kampus Manchester
photo © Uniform
KAMPUS Development
A new neighbourhood located at the former Manchester Metropolitan University campus in the heart of the city.

The Oglesby Centre
Architects: Stephenson Studio
Manchester Building News The Oglesby Centre
photos : Daniel Hopkinson Architectural Photography
Extension to Hallé St. Peter’s, Ancoats
The new extension, The Oglesby Centre, is conceived as a classically proportioned modernist metaphor of the existing proportions of St Peter’s massing.

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Manchester United Stadium

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