Hanover Building front façade
Greater Manchester, England.
|Current tenants||The Co-operative Group|
|Owner||The Co-operative Estates|
|Design and construction|
Hanover Building is an office building in Manchester, England, on Corporation Street. The building was built between 1905 and 1909 and forms part of the Co-operative Estate in Manchester which includes the CIS Tower and One Angel Square. Hanover Building was listed as a Grade II building in 1988.
The building was head office for the Co-operative Wholesale Society, which began trading in Manchester in 1863. The Society was a continuation of the Rochdale Pioneers Society of 1844. The main building, built between 1905 and 1909, lies on Corporation Street between Balloon Street and Hanover Street.
It was designed by F. E. L. Harris with the original part Neo-baroque in style, constructed in red brick with polished granite and sandstone dressings. The facade has pilasters and Corinthian order columns and the roof is concealed by parapet walls. Originally there was another floor which housed the Mitchell Memorial Hall - but it destroyed in the Manchester Blitz of 1940-41 and never rebuilt. The buildings was later extended to fill the block, as were several of the later Co-operative buildings.
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