modsocs A-Z of modern manchester

modsocs A-Z of modern manchester

A-Z

an alphabet of 20th century greater manchester architecture, from the manchester modernist society. in regular instalments from aldine to zochonis.

F is for Fairburn

FPosted by Jack Hale Fri, July 08, 2011 10:06:05

Fairburn House - aka Renaissance Hotel

Cruikshank & Seward 1972

Deansgate/Blackfriars Street, Manchester

M3 2EQ

Originally designed as offices and later converted into a hotel

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Posted by Richard Fri, July 08, 2011 14:15:08

The last breath of C+S white concrete and the final remnant of their heroic megaplex stretching from Cross Street to the River. Not their prettiest, but it's got something going on. I like the full elevation of louvres to Deansgate. Purportedly being scoped by John Lewis for their city centre store...