Hanover Building :: Shared Description

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 façade 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.
by David Dixon
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12 images use this description:

SJ8498 : Hanover Building, Side Entrance by David Dixon
SJ8498 : Shudehill and the Hanover Building by Gerald England
SJ8498 : Hanover Building (detail) by David Dixon
SJ8498 : Former CWS Warehouse (The Hanover Building) by David Dixon
SJ8498 : Ornate Street Sign on the Hanover Building by David Dixon
SJ8498 : Hanover Building (detail) by David Dixon
SJ8498 : Co-operative buildings over the years by Gerald England
SJ8498 : The Co-operative's clock by Gerald England
SJ8498 : CWS Hanover Building, Corporation Street by David Dixon
SJ8498 : CWS Hanover Building by David Dixon
SJ8498 : Co-Operative Wholesale Society Limited, Corporation Street. by David Dixon
SJ8498 : CWS Hanover Building, Street Names by David Dixon

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Created: Sun, 14 Apr 2013, Updated: Sat, 13 Jun 2020

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