On 12th May 2017 Gary Tidmarsh wrote:

Plans revealed for two Manchester landmarks

We have unveiled design proposals to reinvigorate two of Manchester’s best loved buildings – London Road Fire Station and the Old Granada Studios. Both are iconic redevelopments; our plans will reinvigorate the buildings themselves, the surrounding neighbourhood and contribute to the city of Manchester.

The Grade II* listed Edwardian Baroque style London Road Fire Station, which had fallen into disrepair when Allied London purchased the building in 2015, will be sensitively refurbished and expanded to house a boutique hotel, bars, restaurants, workspace and apartments.

On the other side of the city, the Old Granada Studios will be reimagined into new mixed-use development, which includes housing, workspace and retail units. The iconic former Granada House, designed by Ralph Tubbs in 1962, will be converted into a hotel with restaurant and bar areas on the ground floor and rooftop. Many of the existing studios are being retained to provide flexible event space.

Once planning is granted, the two projects will start on site later this year.