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Architectural City Guide: Manchester

Following on from our popular Architectural City Guide to Birmingham, our Design Team turns its attention to the northern city of Manchester. Often considered the capital of the north, the industrial city is a thriving metropolis of culture – perfect for gaining creative inspiration.

This month, our designer Maria Swain visited the city of Manchester, to discover its mixture of gothic and contemporary architecture. From the reflective beauty of the Beetham Tower, to the Victorian, neo-gothic Manchester Town Hall, and the many reminders of the city’s industrial past in between, we continue our Architectural City Guide series. Here are just some of Maria’s highlights…

Intricate detailing spotted on this building's facade

Intricate detailing spotted on this building's facade in Spinningfields

Arches outside Manchester Central Library

Arches outside Manchester Central Library

Manchester Central Library

Manchester Central Library

Great Northern Warehouse

Great Northern Warehouse

Striped cover at Albert's Schloss

Striped cover at Albert's Schloss

Gothic skyline at Albert's

Gothic skyline at the Albert Hall

Old meets new

Old meets new

The iconic Midland Hotel

The iconic Midland Hotel

Intricate detailing on building's facade

Intricate detailing on building's facade

Stone mosaic

Stone mosaic

Beetham Tower dominates the skyline

Beetham Tower dominates the skyline

Stay tuned to our Instagram account for more from the Design Team’s travels.