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 20th 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 neighbouring 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. ^ Historic England, "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