SJ8496 : Manchester Business School and Precinct Centre, Booth Street West, Manchester

taken 7 years ago, near to Manchester, Great Britain

Manchester Business School and Precinct Centre, Booth Street West, Manchester
Manchester Business School and Precinct Centre, Booth Street West, Manchester
Massive development which stretches across Oxford Road into Booth Street East. By Wilson & Womersley, 1970-72, for the University of Manchester. It was designed with elevated walkways over the main roads - that over Booth Street West which connected to the Royal Northern College of Music (just left of shot) has gone, but was there when I was a student in 1985-88, leaving that over Oxford Road as the only relic of that particular scheme (SJ8496 : St Peter's House, Oxford Road, Manchester).
The Business School, part of the University, occupies the near part of the building seen here, while the next two sections with the semi-circular glazed staircase is now occupied by some sort of university innovation centre (the Harold Hankins Building). In its previous incarnation as a hall of residence, Cornbrook House, I called it home for two of my student years. We didn't need centres to go to innovate in my day, we had pubs.
I have to confess it looks unnaturally orange in this photo. I haven't doctored it so I will blame the low summer sun.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 23 July, 2011   (more nearby)
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Saturday, 4 February, 2012
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Educational sites 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 8435 9679 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:28.0568N 2:14.2328W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 8427 9679
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EAST (about 90 degrees)
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