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Daily Express Building

A Grade II* Listed Building in Ancoats and Clayton, Manchester

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Latitude: 53.4847 / 53°29'5"N

Longitude: -2.2313 / 2°13'52"W

OS Eastings: 384745

OS Northings: 398693

OS Grid: SJ847986

Mapcode National: GBR DMF.JT

Mapcode Global: WHB9G.PNNW

Plus Code: 9C5VFQM9+VF

Entry Name: Daily Express Building

Listing Date: 3 October 1974

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1218285

English Heritage Legacy ID: 388153

Location: Ancoats and Beswick, Manchester, M4

County: Manchester

Electoral Ward/Division: Ancoats and Clayton

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Built-Up Area: Manchester

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater Manchester

Church of England Parish: Manchester Church of the Apostles

Church of England Diocese: Manchester

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698-1/17/450 (North East side)
03/10/74 Daily Express Building


Newspaper offices and print works. 1939, by Sir Owen Williams.
Steel frame with glazed curtain walling (roof not visible).
Approximately rectangular plan parallel to street, with
loading bay at rear. Functional style. Six storeys, the 2 top
storeys each set back, 5 structural bays, with narrow 7-storey
tower at left end; black glass in continuous bands and strips,
with clear glazing between, all flush and the corners rounded.
High ground floor press shop with full-height clear glazing,
recessed entrance next to tower at left end. Cantilevered rail
over 3rd floor carried round, another over set-back top floor.
Tower has 7 tiered rectangular windows, and cantilevered roof
deck with railings. Later addition to rear of rear loading
bay, in matching style. Early use of glazed curtain walling.
Very similar to its counterpart in Fleet Street, London.

Listing NGR: SJ8474598693

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