SJ8498 : Murals behind the building work

taken 11 months ago, near to Manchester, Great Britain

Murals behind the building work
Murals behind the building work

This building site on Oldham Street was originally home to the Dobbins fancy drapery shop. LinkExternal link The art-deco United Building SJ8498 : United Building, Oldham Street, Manchester in its latter years was home to "Mr Ryan's World Famous 2nd Hand Shop". It was demolished after a fire in 2013 LinkExternal link Despite a local campaign to turn the site into a pocket park LinkExternal link it was allowed to become a temporary car park SJ8498 : Oldham Street from Spear Street.

Now Kempton Homes are constructing two mixed used buildings providing 100 apartments with basement parking for 100 cycles and ground floor commercial units. LinkExternal link

On the left is 22 Bees for Manchester SJ8498 : 22 Bees for Manchester. Completed in June 2017 on the side of the Koffee Pot cafe it is a memorial to those who died in the Arena bombing.

On the right is a mural by Dale Grimshaw LinkExternal link Dale took part in the Cities of Hope event as a special guest. Here he realised one of his iconic, tribal portraits, which is dedicated to those fighting for independence in West Papua SJ8498 : Portrait on Spear Street.

Once the building work is completed no doubt the murals will no longer be visible. This photograph was only possible by peering through a gap in the fencing/scaffolding surrounding the site.

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Date Taken
Saturday, 29 August, 2020   (more nearby)
Thursday, 3 September, 2020
Geographical Context
City, Town centre  Construction, Development 
Person (from Tags)
Dale Grimshaw 
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Car Park 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 8461 9858 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:29.0226N 2:14.0031W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 8460 9858
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North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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