London Road Fire Station, Manchester



Date Visited: March 2016

I was commissioned by a PR company working on behalf of O2 to take some photos on a mobile phone to demonstrate it's capabilities. I can't share those online yet, however, these are some that I took on my own camera. It's not a complete set of photos as I was primarily there to take photos on the phone, but it's a partial picture. The photographs from the phone can be seen in this gallery.

The building is quite magnificent and has been mostly unused for 30 or so years, with the last section, the coroners court, being vacated in 1998. It was bought by Britannia Hotels (unclear when exactly) who proceeded to put in several planning applications but appeared not to have acted on any of them. In 2015 it was bought by Allied London for redevelopment, and they kindly let me in to take these photographs. Thanks to Ian and Phil for arranging access and showing us round:)

Full history on Wiki and also on this excellent website.