Manchester Building Photographs, England, Developments, Projects, Pictures
Manchester Building Photographs
Mancunian Architecture Developments, northwest England, UK
21 Sep 2006
New Manchester Developments
Manchester building photos © Matthew Ansell, September 2006:
Manchester Law Courts building:
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 20 awards including a Royal Institute of British Architects’ National Award for Architecture and the Australian Institute of Architects’ Jørn Utzon Award for Most Outstanding Work of International Architecture.
Manchester bridge – Calatrava structure:
Manchester housing – Moho for Urban Splash:
This inner city property development is by leading developer Urban Splash. They are a British company which regenerates decaying industrial warehouses, mills, Victorian terraced houses and other buildings. The company has its head office in Castlefield, Manchester, but works across the United Kingdom.
Manchester Urbis – building photos:
Urbis is a unique building in Cathedral Gardens, designed by Ian Simpson Architects with consulting engineers Martin Stockley Associates. The building opened in June 2002 as part of the redevelopment of Exchange Square known as the Millennium Quarter. The building has six storeys and a distinctive sloping form.
New Islington Manchester – Will Alsop model:
Islington Square, designed for Manchester Methodist Housing Association (MMHA) by architects FAT, comprises 23 new homes for the tenants of the former Cardroom Estate, which is now under going a radical transformation. Completing this month, it is the first realised scheme at New Islington, Manchester’s Millennium Community and creates an inspirational landmark for the site.
Various other photos of Manchester buildings:
Other examples of Manchester Architecture welcome: info(at)e-architect.com
Location: Manchester, Northwest England, UK
Contemporary Manchester Buildings
Manchester Architectural Designs – chronological list
Manchester is a city and metropolitan borough in North West England with an estimated population of 512,000. It lies within the United Kingdom’s second most populous urban area which has a population of 2.5 million. Manchester is located in the south-central part of North West England, fringed by the Cheshire Plain to the south and the Pennines to the north and east, and an arc of towns with which it forms a continuous conurbation.
The local authority is Manchester City Council, and the city’s inhabitants are referred to as Mancunians. The recorded history of the city began with the civilian settlement associated with the Roman fort of Mamucium, which was established in c. 79 CE on a sandstone bluff near the confluence of the rivers Medlock and Irwell.
Historically, Manchester was in Lancashire, although areas of Cheshire, south of the River Mersey were incorporated into the city during the 20th century. Throughout the Middle Ages Manchester remained a manorial township but began to expand “at an astonishing rate” around the turn of the 19th century.
Manchester building photos – Adrian Welch
Old Trafford Ground
Old Trafford Cricket Ground
Buildings / images for the Manchester Building Photos page welcome