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Sunlight House

A Grade II Listed Building in City Centre, Manchester

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.4787 / 53°28'43"N

Longitude: -2.2505 / 2°15'1"W

OS Eastings: 383473

OS Northings: 398031

OS Grid: SJ834980

Mapcode National: GBR DHH.DY

Mapcode Global: WHB9G.DTLH

Entry Name: Sunlight House

Listing Date: 20 June 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1270915

English Heritage Legacy ID: 456846

Location: Manchester, M3

County: Manchester

Electoral Ward/Division: City Centre

Built-Up Area: Manchester

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater Manchester

Church of England Parish: Manchester St Ann

Church of England Diocese: Manchester

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Listing Text


MANCHESTER

SJ8398 QUAY STREET
698-1/16/347 (North side)
20/06/88 Sunlight House

GV II

Office block. 1932, by Joseph Sunlight. Steel frame with
cladding of Portland stone, slated 3-tier mansard roof with
glazed centre. Large square plan with central light-well.
International Modern style with classical elements. Ten
storeys plus 4 attic storeys successively set back, 8 bays
plus wide canted corner to right rising to octagonal turret
with domed lantern and apex finial; ground and 1st floors
treated as plinth, 6-storey 5-bay pilastrade to centre, with
moulded frieze over 7th floor and enriched cornice over 8th
floor, plain parapet over 10th floor. Very regular
fenestration with casements of 3 lights to the 5-bay centre
and 2 lights to the end bays, metal panels between floors;
3-light attic windows, those of the first 3 tiers set in
individual projected rectangular dormers. Shop windows and a
round-headed archway at ground floor. Canted corner treated as
tower, given strong vertical emphasis by narrow 3-light
mullioned windows in each face tiered continuously from 2nd to
10th floors, with carved decoration over 10th floor, a
1-storey drum over this, set-back 2-storey continuation, and
set-back lantern; square-headed doorways to entrance porch at
ground floor. Return to right and rear elevation similar, but
with slated attic and extruded dormers. Forms group with Royal
London House to right (Nos 188-202 Deansgate, q.v.).


Listing NGR: SJ8347398031

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

Description


MANCHESTER

SJ8398 QUAY STREET
698-1/16/347 (North side)
20/06/88 Sunlight House

GV II

Office block. 1932, by Joseph Sunlight. Steel frame with
cladding of Portland stone, slated 3-tier mansard roof with
glazed centre. Large square plan with central light-well.
International Modern style with classical elements. Ten
storeys plus 4 attic storeys successively set back, 8 bays
plus wide canted corner to right rising to octagonal turret
with domed lantern and apex finial; ground and 1st floors
treated as plinth, 6-storey 5-bay pilastrade to centre, with
moulded frieze over 7th floor and enriched cornice over 8th
floor, plain parapet over 10th floor. Very regular
fenestration with casements of 3 lights to the 5-bay centre
and 2 lights to the end bays, metal panels between floors;
3-light attic windows, those of the first 3 tiers set in
individual projected rectangular dormers. Shop windows and a
round-headed archway at ground floor. Canted corner treated as
tower, given strong vertical emphasis by narrow 3-light
mullioned windows in each face tiered continuously from 2nd to
10th floors, with carved decoration over 10th floor, a
1-storey drum over this, set-back 2-storey continuation, and
set-back lantern; square-headed doorways to entrance porch at
ground floor. Return to right and rear elevation similar, but
with slated attic and extruded dormers. Forms group with Royal
London House to right (Nos 188-202 Deansgate, q.v.).


Listing NGR: SJ8347398031

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