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Architecture of Lancashire

30 June 2010

1934 – Manchester Central Library

Architect: Vincent Harris The design was the result of a competition held in 1927 for a new library and town hall extension. Constructed between 1930 and 1934 in a traditional neoclassical form. Inspired...

05 January 2014

1934 – Mersey Tunnel Building, Liverpool

Architect: Herbert James Rowse Constructed to contain both offices and ventilator equipment for the Queensway Tunnel. The tunnel entrances, toll booths and ventilation building exteriors were all designed by architect Herbert James Rowse....

05 January 2014

1934 – North John Street Ventilation Station, Liverpool

Architect: Herbert James Rowse Architect’s sketch proposal for ventilation station on Mersey tunnel. Grade II Listed building.

05 January 2014

1934 – Woodside Ventilation Station, Birkenhead, Lancashire

Architect: Herbert James Rowse One of six such installations serving the Queensway Mersey Tunnel, the Woodside Ventilation Station stands 150 foot tall. Like the other structures built for the tunnel, it was the...

10 June 2009

1939 – Daily Express Building, Manchester

Architect: Sir Owen Williams Sir Owen Williams impressive 1939 glass building on Great Ancoats Street in the Northern Quarter was a copy of its sister building on Fleet Street, London. It features typical...

05 February 2012

1943 – Plan for Liverpool around Lutyen’s Cathedral

Architect: Edwin Lutyens Lutyens’ unrealised vision for a re-arranged Liverpool centred around his uncompleted cathedral. The cathedral would have been a massive classical/Byzantine structure in brick and granite that would have become the...

22 May 2010

1963 – Pilkington, St. Helens, Lancashire

Architect: Fry Drew The distinctive blue Pilkington Head Office, a Grade II listed building constructed in 1959-63 designed by Maxwell Fry and his wife Jane Drew.

10 June 2009

1967 – Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral

Architects: Frederick Gibberd In 1930 Sir Edwin Lutyens (1869-1944) was commissioned to provide a design which would be an appropriate response to the Giles Gilbert Scott designed Neo-gothic Anglican cathedral then emerging at...

10 June 2009

2002 – Urbis, Manchester

Architects: Ian Simpson Designed by the local firm Ian Simpson Architects and built in 2002, Urbis is located at the heart of Manchester’s redeveloped Millennium Quarter. Replacing a carpark in an area devastated...