SJ8397 : Manchester Central

taken 2 months ago, near to Manchester, Great Britain

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Manchester Central
Manchester Central

After being turned into a Nightingale Hospital during the coronavirus pandemic, the Centre is now in the process of being turned back into an events venue.

In the background is the Beetham Tower.
Manchester Central

The Manchester Central complex was originally built as Manchester Central Station and opened officially in July 1880. It operated successfully for almost 90 years but was deemed surplus to requirements when the railway network was restructured following the Beeching report. Central Station closed in May 1969.

The building had been granted Grade l listed status in 1963 and this ensured that the shell would be preserved but it remained standing empty for several years. Greater Manchester County Council purchased the building in 1978, developjng the station into the G-Mex (the "Greater Manchester Exhibition Centre") which opened in 1986. Its listing was revised to Grade II status in 1994 (LinkExternal link for listing details).

In 2001 the Manchester International Convention Centre (MICC) was added to the complex and in January 2007 the venue was rebranded as Manchester Central, evoking the memory of the former Manchester Central railway station.

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Date Taken
Thursday, 27 May, 2021   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 28 May, 2021
Geographical Context
City, Town centre  People, Events 
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Hospital 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 8376 9781 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:28.6058N 2:14.7693W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 8378 9784
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Southwest (about 225 degrees)
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Conference Centre  Conference Venue  Exhibition Centre  Converted Railway Station  Coronavirus  Events Venue  Beetham Tower 

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