Category Archives: at risk – going, going, gone?

2012-09-11 19.02.12

Save Library Walk!

Some of you may recall the fight for Library Walk, one of the most precious places in Manchester (oh! those sensuous curves!) being nothing if not tenacious the fight ain’t over and we have a very real chance of a

2012-09-11 19.02.12

Save Library Walk!

Some of you may recall the fight for Library Walk, one of the most precious places in Manchester (oh! those sensuous curves!) being nothing if not tenacious the fight ain’t over and we have a very real chance of a

Fried Egg 1

Fried Egg Shelled

Originally posted on Toastrack:
In 1996, Manchester-based architects MBLA transformed the ‘Poached Egg’ from assembly hall to library. This is how it happened…   Further reading: Down The Aisles, Along The Titles        

Fried Egg 1

Fried Egg Shelled

Originally posted on Toastrack:
In 1996, Manchester-based architects MBLA transformed the ‘Poached Egg’ from assembly hall to library. This is how it happened…   Further reading: Down The Aisles, Along The Titles        

Latz and Partner Proposal

‘Theatre of Memory’

by Matthew Steele Following the removal of the Peace Gardens and Ian Simpson’s controversial proposals for Library Walk and No 2 St. Peter’s Square, the dismantling of the Garden of Remembrance (1947-49) by Leonard Cecil Howitt, Manchester’s former City Architect,

Latz and Partner Proposal

‘Theatre of Memory’

by Matthew Steele Following the removal of the Peace Gardens and Ian Simpson’s controversial proposals for Library Walk and No 2 St. Peter’s Square, the dismantling of the Garden of Remembrance (1947-49) by Leonard Cecil Howitt, Manchester’s former City Architect,

Author's Pic

Garden of Remembrance

 by Matthew Steele Image photographed by the author. Laid out on the site of the James Wyatt’s Church of St. Peter, built 1788-1794 and demolished in 1907[1], the Garden of Remembrance was designed in 1947 by Manchester’s former City Architect,

Author's Pic

Garden of Remembrance

 by Matthew Steele Image photographed by the author. Laid out on the site of the James Wyatt’s Church of St. Peter, built 1788-1794 and demolished in 1907[1], the Garden of Remembrance was designed in 1947 by Manchester’s former City Architect,

Century House

Do you object to the proposals to demolish Century House?

St. Peter’s Square – Century House poposals * (Manchester City Council approved the demolition of Century House on Thursday, 25 July 2013 – their full report can be downloaded here) an application for Conservation Area Consent to demolish Century House has gone into the

Century House

Do you object to the proposals to demolish Century House?

St. Peter’s Square – Century House poposals * (Manchester City Council approved the demolition of Century House on Thursday, 25 July 2013 – their full report can be downloaded here) an application for Conservation Area Consent to demolish Century House has gone into the

Ringway1962

Mural For Ringway Airport: A Work By Brian Lee

Today, passengers arriving at Manchester International Airport’s Terminal 1 will most likely do so by car, approaching the terminal via the elevated approach road into the adjacent multi-storey car park. However, for the jet-setters of the 1960’s the experience would

Ringway1962

Mural For Ringway Airport: A Work By Brian Lee

Today, passengers arriving at Manchester International Airport’s Terminal 1 will most likely do so by car, approaching the terminal via the elevated approach road into the adjacent multi-storey car park. However, for the jet-setters of the 1960’s the experience would

Bulldozed

Preston Bus Station to be bulldozed

And so the sorry affair of Preston’s magnificent Bus Station continues. Turned down for listing and regarded as economically un-viable by Preston City Council, the end seems near as the Council debates demolition. Suspiciously pipped at the post on a

Bulldozed

Preston Bus Station to be bulldozed

And so the sorry affair of Preston’s magnificent Bus Station continues. Turned down for listing and regarded as economically un-viable by Preston City Council, the end seems near as the Council debates demolition. Suspiciously pipped at the post on a

cenotaph and midland hotel

Death and the monument

On Thursday 22nd of November, Manchester City Council approved the relocation of the Grade II* Cenotaph (Edwin Lutyens ,1924) from its current location in St.Peter’s Square. Eamonn Canniffe leads the Architecture Research Centre and the MA in Architecture + Urbanism

cenotaph and midland hotel

Death and the monument

On Thursday 22nd of November, Manchester City Council approved the relocation of the Grade II* Cenotaph (Edwin Lutyens ,1924) from its current location in St.Peter’s Square. Eamonn Canniffe leads the Architecture Research Centre and the MA in Architecture + Urbanism

2012-09-11 19.02.12

Library Walk – Storm the Bastions.. attend the Planning Meeting.. and change the Council’s mind!

In association with Friends of Library Walk So, you like a bit of architecture then? Maybe you’ve been on one of our walks or attended a film screening? I’m sure you’ve heard about the terrible plan to block off the

2012-09-11 19.02.12

Library Walk – Storm the Bastions.. attend the Planning Meeting.. and change the Council’s mind!

In association with Friends of Library Walk So, you like a bit of architecture then? Maybe you’ve been on one of our walks or attended a film screening? I’m sure you’ve heard about the terrible plan to block off the

st john baptist timperley - photo aidan tuner bishop

is the naughty diocese of shrewsbury up to their old tricks?

photo: Aidan Turner Bishop ‘Shrewsbury?’ I hear you shout! Why are the Manchester Modernists banging on about Shrewsbury? Well, first a little history… the RC Diocese responsible for much of the Greater Manchester area is the Diocese of Salford, indeed

st john baptist timperley - photo aidan tuner bishop

is the naughty diocese of shrewsbury up to their old tricks?

photo: Aidan Turner Bishop ‘Shrewsbury?’ I hear you shout! Why are the Manchester Modernists banging on about Shrewsbury? Well, first a little history… the RC Diocese responsible for much of the Greater Manchester area is the Diocese of Salford, indeed