Manchester Building Photos, Views, Lancashire Architecture Pictures, Designs, City
Manchester Building Images : Architectural Photographs
Mancunian Architecture, northwest England, UK
15 Jun 2006
Manchester Building Photos
Manchester building photos © Adrian Welch 2006:
Castelfield buildings, south of city centre
Castlefield is an inner city conservation area of Manchester in Northwest England. The conservation area which bears its name is bounded by the River Irwell, Quay Street, Deansgate and Chester Road. It was the site of the Roman era fort of Mamucium or Mancunium which gave its name to Manchester.
Castlefield was designated a conservation area in 1980. It became the United Kingdom’s first designated urban heritage park in 1982.
Manchester Science Museum building, southwest of city centre
Manchester Science Museum building
The museum opened at this site on 15 September 1983 and later expanded to include the whole of the former station. The museum used to be located on Grosvenor Street to the south of the city centre and had close ties with UMIST, having mostly grown out of the Department of History of Science & Technology.
Deansgate Apartments, northwest of city centre
Design: Ian Simpson Architects
RBS Manchester offices, off Deansagte, west of city centre
RBS Building Deansagte
John Rylands, west of city centre
The John Rylands Library and the library of the University of Manchester merged in 1972 into the John Rylands University Library of Manchester. Special collections built up by both libraries were progressively concentrated in the Deansgate building.
Manchester Law Courts, west of city centre
Manchester Law Courts
The Manchester Civic Justice Centre is the United Kingdom’s largest civil and family court to be built for more than 100 years. It has been honoured with over twenty architectural awards.
Manchester bridge – Calatrava structure, west of city centre
Manchester Transport Interchange, north of city centre
Manchester Urbis, north of city centre
CIS Tower, north of city centre
Triangle shopping centre, northwest of city centre
Manchester Piccadilly photos, east of city centre
Oldham Street, east of city centre
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Dates built: 1972-75; 1975-79; redeveloped 2005
Arndale Centres were the first “American style” malls to be built in the United Kingdom. In total, 23 Arndales have been built in the United Kingdom, and 3 in Australia. The first opened in County Durham, in 1961.
Manchester had the largest of the Arndale Centres. It was constructed in phases between 1972 and 1979, at a cost of £100 million. It was redeveloped after the 1996 Manchester bombing.
Various Manchester Buildings:
Manchester building photos – scans (ie low quality) © Adrian Welch 1989-92:
Manchester building photos – © Adrian Welch Aug 2006:
Manchester church buildings – Castlefield church:
Location: Manchester, Northwest England Property, UK
Contemporary Manchester Buildings
Manchester Architectural Designs – chronological list
Manchester Architecture Tours – building walks in the city
Manchester’s unplanned urbanisation was brought on by a boom in textile manufacture during the Industrial Revolution, and resulted in it becoming the world’s first industrialised city. The building of the Bridgewater Canal in 1761 built to transport coal triggered an early-19th-century factory building boom which transformed the community from a township into a major mill town and borough that was granted city status in 1853.
In 1877, Manchester Town Hall was built and in 1894 the Manchester Ship Canal opened; which at the time was the longest river navigation canal in the world, which in turn created the Port of Manchester linking the city to sea. The city’s fortunes decreased in the subsequent years after WW2 due to deindustrialisation.
Other examples of Manchester Architecture welcome
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