SJ8397 : Manchester Central Convention Complex

taken 2 months ago, near to Manchester, Great Britain

Manchester Central Convention Complex
Manchester Central Convention Complex
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.

On the right is the Radisson Edwardian Hotel on the site of the Free Trade Hall LinkExternal link

On the left is the Great Northern Tower, a 25 storey residential tower. It was designed by Assael Architecture for the developer George Wimpey and built by Carillion Construction. Construction began in 2004 and it was completed in 2007 LinkExternal link
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.

LinkExternal link (official web site)
LinkExternal link (Wikipedia)

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Date Taken
Thursday, 27 May, 2021   (more nearby)
Friday, 28 May, 2021
Geographical Context
Housing, Dwellings  Business, Retail, Services  City, Town centre 
Housing (from Tags)
Tower Block 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 8372 9783 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:28.6165N 2:14.8055W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 8375 9781
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West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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Exhibition Centre  Conference Centre  Tower Block  Apartments  Exhibition Venue  Nightingale Hospital  Events Venue  Converted Railway Station  Conference Venue  Hotel  Assael Architecture  Wimpey Construction  Carillion 

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