SJ8498 : Shudehill and the Hanover Building

taken 5 years ago, near to Manchester, Great Britain

Shudehill and the Hanover Building
Shudehill and the Hanover Building
Looking down the tramlines from Shudehill towards Balloon Street and the Hanover Building which was the original HQ of the Co-operative Wholesale Society.

On the right is the bus station.
Hanover Building

The Hanover Building, standing on Corporation Street between Hanover Street and Balloon Street, forms part of the Co-operative Estate in Manchester which includes the CIS Tower and One Angel Square. built for the Co-operative Wholesale Society between 1905 and 1909, it is a Grade II Listed Building ( (Historic England List Entry Number: 1025287 LinkExternal link ).

The building was the head office for the CWS, which began trading in Manchester in 1863 (a continuation of the Rochdale Pioneers Society of 1844). The fašade has pilasters and Corinthian order columns and the roof is concealed by parapet walls. When it was first built, it had domes on some of the corners and there was another floor which housed the Mitchell Memorial Hall (see postcard image at LinkExternal link Manchester History Net). This upper storey was destroyed in the Manchester Blitz of 1940-41 and never rebuilt. The building was later extended to fill the block, as were several of the later Co-operative buildings.

Shudehill Interchange

Shudehill Interchange is comprised of a bus station (opened 2006) and Metrolink station (opened 2003). The bus station replaced the Cannon Street Bus Station, which was demolished when the Arndale Centre was redeveloped.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 10 September, 2016   (more nearby)
Friday, 30 December, 2016
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Business, Retail, Services  City, Town centre  Railways 
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OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 8419 9882 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:29.1513N 2:14.3836W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 8422 9876
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North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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Tram Tracks  Transport Interchange  Co-Operative Wholesale Society  Bus Station  Tram Stop 

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