The Great Northern Warehouse

The Great Northern Warehouse is a former railway goods warehouse building of the Great Northern Railway, which has been redeveloped as a car park and leisure complex. The building is located at the junction of Deansgate and Peter Street in Manchester city centre, England. It is a Grade II* listed building as of 3 October 1974.

The building is "a hugely impressive block, of blue brick below (and) red brick with blue brick dressings above." It is of five storeys, "with twenty-seven window east and west sides and seventeen window north and south ends; (and a) frieze with lettering in white brick:"GREAT NORTHERN RAILWAY COMPANY'S GOODS WAREHOUSE" (on all 4 sides). The warehouse was built above the Manchester and Salford Junction Canal, and a dock beneath the building was constructed to allow goods to be transferred to and from canal barges via shafts. It is a "unique survival of a three-way railway goods exchange station, serving the railway, canal and road networks of the Manchester region."

The development is now owned by X-Leisure and comprises an AMC cinema, a casino, bars, a Virgin Active gym, and a multi-storey car park operated by NCP Manchester Ltd.


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