SJ8397 : Manchester Central

taken 7 years ago, near to Manchester, Great Britain

This is 1 of 21 images, with title Manchester Central in this square
Manchester Central
Manchester Central
A view looking towards the old station clock inside the main hall of the former Manchester Central Station which is now part of the Manchester Central conference and exhibition centre. See SJ8397 : Manchester Central from Lower Mosley Street for an exterior view.
Manchester Central
The Manchester Central complex was originally built as Manchester Central Station and opened officially in July 1880. It operated successfully for almost 90 years but was deemed surplus to requirements when the railway network was restructured following the Beeching report. Central Station closed in May 1969.

The building had been granted Grade l listed status in 1963 and this ensured that the shell would be preserved but it remained standing empty for several years. Greater Manchester County Council purchased the building in 1978, developjng the station into the G-Mex (the "Greater Manchester Exhibition Centre") which opened in 1986. Its listing was revised to Grade II status in 1994 (LinkExternal link for listing details).

In 2001 the Manchester International Convention Centre (MICC) was added to the complex and in January 2007 the venue was rebranded as Manchester Central, evoking the memory of the former Manchester Central railway station.

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Date Taken
Wednesday, 31 October, 2012   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 1 November, 2012
Geographical Context
Business, Retail, Services  City, Town centre  Railways 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 8373 9779 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:28.5949N 2:14.7963W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 8360 9768
View Direction
Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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Clock  Station Clock  Co-Operatives United 2012  Conference Venue  Exhibition Venue  Exhibition Centre  Railway Station  Manchester 

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