Lancaster House, Manchester

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Lancaster House

Lancaster House in Whitworth Street, Manchester, England, was a packing and shipping warehouse built between 1905 and 1910 for Lloyd's Packing Warehouses Limited, which had, by merger, become the dominant commercial packing company in early-twentieth-century Manchester. It is in the favoured Edwardian Baroque style and constructed of red brick and orange terracotta.[1] It is a Grade II* listed building as of 3 October 1974.[2]

The building was designed by Harry S. Fairhurst, who had become "the leading expert in the design of these advanced warehouses".[3] Fairhurst was also responsible for Bridgewater House opposite, the neighboring India House[4] and, perhaps, Asia House, although that building has also been attributed to I.R.E. Birkett.

Fairhurst's huge buildings are "steel-framed and built to high-quality fireproof specifications".[5]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ The Buildings of England: Lancashire-Manchester and the South East, page 335
  2. ^ English Heritage, "Lancaster House (1254887)", National Heritage List for England, retrieved 10 October 2012. 
  3. ^ Pevsner Architectural Guides: Manchester, page 207
  4. ^ The Buildings of England: Lancashire-Manchester and the South East, page 335
  5. ^ Pevsner Architectural Guides: Manchester, page 207

References[edit]

  • Hartwell, Clare, Hyde, Matthew and Pevsner, Nikolaus, The Buildings of England: Lancashire: Manchester and the South East (2004) Yale University Press
  • Hartwell, Clare, Pevsner Architectural Guides: Manchester (2002) Yale University Press

Coordinates: 53°28′31″N 2°14′18″W / 53.4753°N 2.2383°W / 53.4753; -2.2383