modsocs A-Z of modern manchester

modsocs A-Z of modern manchester


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

G is for Garage

GPosted by Eddy Rhead Fri, January 14, 2011 00:09:00
Wythenshawe Bus Garage

1939 - 42

Manchester City Architects Dept: Chief Architect - G Noel Hill

Bradnor Road, Manchester

M15 6FH

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Posted by Eddy Fri, January 21, 2011 23:16:35

If you mean "Who took that second shot?" (which i think you do) then i can tell you it was me.

If you mean "Where did you take that shot from?" i can tell you that i took it from across the road! :)

Posted by RB Fri, January 21, 2011 22:35:03

where's that second shot from?

Posted by Eddy Fri, January 14, 2011 18:35:51

Did you add the last sentence yourself or is that straight out of Glazer? :)

Posted by Aidan TB Fri, January 14, 2011 17:42:16

Grade 2 listed Northenden garage had national significance. In 1947 Lord Ashfield, the chairman of London Transport, instructed his officers to visit Northenden garage and to report how concrete could be used in constructing postwar garages in London. The garage was studied closely and plans were prepared for a similar unconstructed garage at Garston. But the structural principle, pioneered by Manchester at Northenden, was used at Peckham and Stockwell LT garages. Northenden was not only important in its use of shell-roof concrete construction but it also innovated new ways of managing bus garages including staff areas. For example, London Transport adopted MCTD's use of terrazzo flooring. This is another example of Mancunian early pioneering of technology and design. [Source: London Transport garages by Ken Glazer (Capital Transport, 2006)].