Ship Canal House

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Ship Canal House
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Ship Canal House, Manchester
General information
StatusGrade II listed
Architectural styleNeo-classical
LocationKing Street, Manchester, England.
Coordinates53°28′51″N 2°14′35″W / 53.4807°N 2.2431°W / 53.4807; -2.2431Coordinates: 53°28′51″N 2°14′35″W / 53.4807°N 2.2431°W / 53.4807; -2.2431
Completed1927 (1927)
ClientManchester Ship Canal Company
OwnerHIMOR Group
Design and construction
ArchitectHarry S. Fairhurst

Ship Canal House is a building in Manchester, England, which was built in 1927 for the Manchester Ship Canal Company.[1] The building is located on King Street, historically the centre for Manchester's banking industry.

The building was designed by Harry S Fairhurst in a neo-classical style and displays some Art Deco and Edwardian Baroque motifs such as square windows and roof sculptures which were prevalent during the 1920s.[2] It stands 46 metres tall with 11 storeys and is clad in Portland stone. It was one of the tallest office blocks in the United Kingdom when completed in 1927.[3] The building built by J. Gerrard & Sons Ltd of Swinton was Grade II listed in 1982.[4] Ship Canal House was sold in 2011 for £22.8 million.[5]


  1. ^ "The House on Ship Canal House". Retrieved 2012-10-05.
  2. ^ "Ship Canal House". Retrieved 2012-10-05.
  3. ^ Hartwell, Clare (2001). Manchester - Pevsner Architectural Guides. p. 164.
  4. ^ "Ship Canal House, Manchester". British Listed Buildings. Retrieved 2012-10-05.
  5. ^ "Ship Canal House sold to HIMOR Group for £22.8m". Manchester Evening News. 1 February 2011. Retrieved 2012-10-05.