Deansgate Apartments, Manchester City Centre Property, Building, Picture
Deansgate Apartments Manchester
City Centre Flats in northwest England, UK – design by Ian Simpson, architect
12 Aug 2006
Design: Ian Simpson Architects
Manchester City Centre Flats
Manchester building photos © Adrian Welch 2006:
Location: north end of Deansgate, on the east side, adjacent to Marks & Spencers
An interesting angular building, close to the hotel tower that used to be the Ramada.
Deansgate Apartments architect – Ian Simpson, Manchester
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Deansgate begins at Victoria Street, a 19th-century creation. Its east side was occupied by the Victoria Buildings built on a triangular site by Manchester Corporation in 1876 but demolished in a bomb raid in the Manchester Blitz in 1940. A statue of Oliver Cromwell at the northern corner commemorated Manchester’s support for Parliament in the English Civil War.
At the northern end of the road is Victoria Street, on which lies Manchester Cathedral, and at the southern end is Deansgate railway station. At this point Deansgate connects with Bridgewater Viaduct and Chester Road (Whitworth Street West meets here).
The street contains many shops including a House of Fraser department store known as Kendals from the 1830s until 2005, and Waterstones along with many public houses and bars including The Moon Under Water, formerly the Deansgate Cinema. At 820 sqm (8,800 sqft), able to accommodate 1,700 customers, and employing 60 staff, it has been listed in The Guinness Book of Records as the largest public house in Britain. Elliot House was the Manchester Registry Office.
The northern end of the street adjoined the Shambles and was badly damaged in the 1996 Manchester City Centre bombing (Ed. I worked as an architect in n the Barton Arcade and was led by police with fellow office workers north past the seoncd bomb towards Victoria Station). The area was redeveloped and houses several new buildings, including No. 1 Deansgate and the Manchester branch of Harvey Nichols. Other buildings in the Deansgate area include the Royal Bank of Scotland, the Beetham Tower, and the redeveloped Great Northern Warehouse. Historic buildings include the John Rylands Library and the Barton Arcade shopping mall. The disused Manchester and Salford Junction canal runs directly underneath Deansgate below the Great Northern Warehouse.
Manchester Architecture by Ian Simpson Architects
Owen Street development
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Owen Street Manchester
Beetham Tower – Tallest residential tower in Europe
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