Manchester & Salford Cultural Map

Manchester & Salford

Architectural Guide to Major Civic and Cultural institutions • Bus Route 38

Manchester has a rich architectural heritage, especially for buildings from the nineteenth century to the present day. The city was created to support commerce — resulting in a tight web of streets with commercial offices and warehouses in the centre and mills and workshops surrounding the core. Civic buildings have been integrated into this tight web of streets so there are no grand boulevards and vistas and few city centre parks or oasis of greenery that allow buildings to be appreciated at a distance. Although small civic spaces have been created recently, many distinguished buildings appear to be 'shoehorned' into their locations. Clare Hartwell describes all significant buildings to 2000 in the Pevsner Architectural Guide to Manchester published in 2001. This map and listing of major civic and cultural institutions shows their locations across both Manchester and Salford, indicating the significant new buildings and refurbishments commissioned during the ensuing fifteen years.

Cross city bus Route 38 from Whitworth Park to Farnworth goes past many featured buildings.

Buildings and Architects

Major city centre civic buildings

Chetham’s School & Library - founded 1421, alterations 1654-8, 19th century alterations: Alfred Waterhouse [1878] and others. Stoller Hall: Stephenson Studio opening April 2017.

Manchester Art Gallery - Charles Barry 1824-35; Athenaeum 1836-7; extension and refurbishment: Michael Hopkins & Partners 1999-2002.

Manchester Cathedral - original structure from 1215; Collegiate Church: John Wastell 1421; numerous additions to 19th century; extensive rebuilding from 1847 with creation of Manchester Diocese. Further rebuilding after WW2 and IRA bomb 1996. West End redevelopment competition won by Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios 2016.

Manchester Central Library - E Vincent Harris 1930-04, refurbishment: Ryder Architects 2014.

Manchester Civil Justice Centre - Denton Corker Marshall 2008.

Manchester Town Hall - Alfred Waterhouse 1868.

Manchester Town Hall Extension - E Vincent Harris 1934-38
Services modernisation: BDP; Library Walk: SimpsonHaugh & Partners 2015.

Art galleries, museums and cultural institutions

Baguley Hall - early/mid 14th century. Closed to public.

Castlefield Gallery - arca 1999-2002.

Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art [Chinese Arts Centre] - OMI 2003.

Elizabeth Gaskell’s House - Richard Lane 1835-41.

Greater Manchester Museum of Transport - off Cheetham Hill Road.

Heaton Hall - James Wyatt 1772; Dower House: J, L or S Wyatt 1803 — now home to Manchester & District Beekeepers Association; Reservoir Pumping Station: Alan Atkinson 1955.

Holden Gallery - MMU Grosvenor Building, All Saints: GT Redmayne 1880-1.

Manchester Craft & Design Centre - former retail fish market 1873, converted 1982.

Manchester Jewish Museum - former Spanish & Portuguese Synagogue: Edward Salomons 1889.

National Football Museum - Urbis: Ian Simpson Architects 2002; NFM Exhibition Design: Mather & Co 2012.

Manchester Museum - Alfred and Paul Waterhouse 1883-1902, extension: Paul and Michael Waterhouse 1911-27; additions and extensions: Ian Simpson Architects [SimpsonHaugh] 1994-2003.

Museum of Science and Industry - George Stephenson [bridges, viaduct and station] Thomas Haigh [warehouse] 1830; restoration and refitting as museum: BDP 1992-6; additions: Austin-Smith: Lord 2000; Air & Space Hall [Lower Campfield Market]: Mangnall & Littlewood 1876, adaptation: C Clark, City Architect 1983. Carmody Groarke appointed for Special Exhibitions Gallery, to open 2018.

People’s History Museum - OMNI 1994; extension and refurbishment Austin-Smith: Lord 2010

Platt Hall Gallery of Costume - Platt Fields: John Carr of York with Timothy Lightolier 1746.

Portico Library & Gallery - Thomas Harrison 1802-6.

Ordsall Hall - rebuilt 1512; restoration: Alfred Darybshire 1896–98; further restoration and refurbishment 1959-72 and 2009-11.

Salford Museum & Art Gallery - Travis & Mangnall 1852, partial rebuilding 1936.

Significant religious buildings

Friends’ Meeting House - Richard Lane 1828; interior alterations: Alfred Waterhouse 1861-4.

Gorton Monastery [St Francis] - EW Pugin 1866-72; restoration: Austin-Smith:Lord 2007; new building commission Eco Arc 2017.

Holy Name of Jesus Church - JA & JS Hansom 1869-71 and 1890.

Salford Cathedral - Weightman, Hadfield and Goldie 1848.

St Anne’s Church - John Barker 1708; restoration: Alfred Waterhouse 1887-91.

St Augustine’s - GF Bodley 1871-4.

St Thomas’s Church - F Goodwin and R Lane 1829-31.

St Philip’s Church - Sir Robert Smirke 1822-1824/5.

The Edgar Wood Centre [former Church of Christ, Scientist] - Edgar Wood 1903-4/1905-7.

The Pankhurst Centre - Nelson Street

Victoria Baths - Henry Price [Manchester City Architect] 1906; Phase 1 Restoration: Lloyd Evans Prichard 2007-8, further restoration 2009 and continuing.

Whitworth Art Gallery - JW Beaumont & Sons 1894-1908; additional galleries: John Bickerdyke 1963-4 and 1966-68; sculpture gallery: Ahrends, Burton Koralek 1995; MUMA: further additions: McInnes Usher McKnight Architects 2014.

Wythenshawe Hall - Robert Tatton circa 1540; partial rebuilding: Lewis Wyatt; alterations circa 1840: Edward Blore.

Rail Transport hubs

Manchester Piccadilly Station - Opened 1842, refurbishment: BR Midland Regional Architects Office 1959-66 ; further extensive refurbishment: BDP 2002.

Oxford Road Station - BR Midland Regional Architects Office 1958-60, refurbishment imminent.

Manchester Victoria Station - Robert Stephenson 1842, extended 1864-5 and 1909: William Dawes; refurbishment: BDP 2015.

Music Venues & Theatres
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Band on the Wall - as George & Dragon 1803, extended 1820, 1850 and 1911; re-established 1975; expansion and refurbishment: shedkm 2009; further development announced 2016.

Bridgewater Hall - RHWL Partnership 1993-6.

Contact Theatre - Short & Associates 1999.

Dancehouse Theatre - Pendleton & Dickenson 1929-30.

Gorilla Bar - Ian Simpson Architects 1996 [as Green Room Theatre]

Hallé St Peter’s - Isaac Holden & Son 1859. Competition for extension won by Stephenson Studio 2016.

HOME - Mecanoo 2011, completed 2015.

Manchester Academy - Enlarged and refurbished by Architects Britch 2010.

Manchester Arena - Austin-Smith: Lord with Ellerbe Beckett 1995-6.

Manchester Apollo - P Cummings, A Irvine and R Gillespie Williams 1938.

Opera House - Richardson & Gill with Farquarson 1912.

Palace Theatre - Alfred Darbyshire 1891, alterations: Bertie Crew 1913.

Royal Exchange - Bradshaw, Gass & Hope 1914-21, Royal Exchange Theatre: Levitt, Bernstein & Partners 1976/1996.

Royal Northern College of Music - Bickerdike, Allen & Partners 1968-73. Extended and refurbished by MBLA 2005 and 2008.

The Lowry - Michael Wilford & Partners 1997-2000.

The Ritz - Cruickshank & Seward 1927-8.

Zion Arts Centre - Stretford Road redevelopment of Congregational Church/Zion Institute 1911 by mbla 1999-2000.

Sports facilities

Belle Vue Sports Village - AFL Architects [under construction].

Lancashire County Cricket Club Old Trafford - [Emirates Old Trafford] redevelopment programme: BDP completed 2012.

Manchester Aquatics Centre - FaulknerBrowns 1999-2000.

Manchester City FC [Etihad Stadium] — ArupSport 2002, redevelopment completed 2015 by Rafael Viñoly Architects?

Manchester United FC Old Trafford Stadium - Archibald Leitch 1910; redevelopment: AFL Architects 2000.

National Cycling Centre - FaulknerBrowns Architects 1994, BMX Centre: Ellis Williams Architects 2011.

St Benedict’s Climbing Centre - AJ Crowther 1880. 

Salford City Stadium [AJ Bell] - AFL Architects 2012.