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Report - Lancaster House, Manchester - March 2012

Discussion in 'High Stuff' started by tweek, Mar 30, 2012.

  1. tweek

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    Lancaster House, Manchester - March 2012

    Visited with fishbrain, Gone and a non-member

    Got a call from fishbrain, "Just checked out a new rooftop, come to town!" Lancaster didn't disappoint. Situated somewhere between the well-trodden rooftops of Piccadilly Gardens and Oxford Road, the views from here provide a puzzling angle on the city.

    I believe Gone and NickUK had tried it a few times in the past with limited success, but recent building work has allowed us an opportunity and the boys did well to give it a go.

    Thanks to fishbrain and Gone for the invite, I think we all thoroughly enjoyed this one.

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    History

    Lancaster House was built between 1905-10 and was made a Grade II* listed building in October 1974. A characteristic combination of brick and orange terracotta, it is one of many steel-framed former Lloyds packing warehouses in the area, all by Harry S. Fairhurst, and all now offices or flats.

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    So, fast forward a few days... the sun was shining, the weather was sweet... so we headed back with our dancing feet (and a few more heads).

    Visited with Bigjobs, drhowser, fishbrain, morse, NickUK and sho

    Massive thanks to Bigjobs for lending his fisheye for a few of these.

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    The striking turret on the corner of Whitworth Street and Princess Street extends in four stages above the rest of the building. It is the highlight of the roof space and currently has a temptingly sketchy ladder up to the top level.

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    Thanks,
    tweek

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    #1 tweek, Mar 30, 2012
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