SJ8498 : The Express Building

taken 2 years ago, near to Manchester, Great Britain

The Express Building
The Express Building
This large black building on Great Ancoats Street used to be the printing works for the northern editions of the Daily Express. It one of three buildings (the others were in London and Glasgow) commissioned in the 1930s for the Daily Express. The London building opened in 1931, followed by the Glasgow building in 1937 and the Manchester building in 1939. All three buildings are very similar in design, this one is a Grade II* listed building (Historic England List Entry Number: 1218285 LinkExternal link ).

When I used to pass this building on the bus into Manchester, during the 1960s, you could look through the glass curtain wall and see the printing presses working inside; however, after the Express had vacated the building by the end of the 1980s, the glass was changed to a reflective, mirrored surface so now you see a reflection of Great Ancoats Street. It has recently been converted to apartments and is now branded as “the Express Building”.

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Date Taken
Wednesday, 15 January, 2020   (more nearby)
Monday, 20 January, 2020
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Housing, Dwellings  City, Town centre  Industry 
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Panasonic DC-G9 
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 847 986 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:29.0659N 2:13.9039W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 847 986
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NORTH (about 0 degrees)
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