After standing empty for the past 14 years, London Road’s Fire Station has gained somewhat of a cult following in Manchester, and with good reason. The Fire, Police and Ambulance Station, opened in 1906 and stands today as one of Manchester’s most iconic buildings.
It was never going to be an easy project, but with a passion and proven track record in the reuse of distressed and historic buildings, London Road was a project we fought for, and are delighted to be working on.
We held our first introduction event with the public on Wednesday 9th December 2015 to mark the start of the London Road project. We want everyone to feel part of creating and shaping the future of London Road as a unique place in the city, and will ensure that our revival of this Grade II-listed building gives it a new lease of life.
We have three pillars of design of which to stick to for London Road: heritage – we want to retain the architecture and sense of place that this building has so magically retained; inspiration – whatever we do it must be inspirational; and experience – the new London Road will become a destination, an international place of recognition, a place that people experience.
Along the way we want you have you say and tell us your designs and concepts. Every idea, however big or small is welcome. Visit createlondonroad.com for more information.