2011

SJ8890 : Stockport Pyramid

taken 13 years ago, near to Stockport, England

Stockport Pyramid
Stockport Pyramid
The "Stockport Pyramid" was designed in 1987 by Manchester architects: Michael Hyde and Associates. The building is steel framed with mostly blue glass panelling and some clear glass panelling at the apex. It was intended to be the signature building for a much bigger commercial development to be called "The Valley of the Kings". Construction began in the early 1990s with completion in 1992. However, the developers went into administration and the building lay empty for several years. In 1995 the Co-operative Bank (who funded the developers) repossessed it and opened it as a call centre for the bank. The building has since given its name to the nearby junction of the M60 motorway and the area is now commonly known as Kings Reach.

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SJ8890, 194 images   (more nearby 🔍)
Photographer
Gerald England   (more nearby)
Date Taken
Wednesday, 6 April, 2011   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 10 April, 2011
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 884 901 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:24.4606N 2:10.4943W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 884 900
View Direction
NORTH (about 0 degrees)
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