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Industry House

A Grade II Listed Building in City Centre, Manchester

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Latitude: 53.4805 / 53°28'49"N

Longitude: -2.2322 / 2°13'55"W

OS Eastings: 384689

OS Northings: 398225

OS Grid: SJ846982

Mapcode National: GBR DMH.BB

Mapcode Global: WHB9G.PS84

Plus Code: 9C5VFQJ9+64

Entry Name: Industry House

Listing Date: 6 June 1994

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1282971

English Heritage Legacy ID: 388073

Location: Piccadilly, Manchester, M1

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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698-1/29/89 (East side)
Industry House


Various warehouses and mantle factory, now mail-order
warehouse and clothing factory. 1913. Iron columns and
girders, concrete floors, with cladding of red brick, the
front faced with buff faience; flat concrete roof with felt
cladding and skylights. Rectangular plan at right-angles to
street, with chamfered corners (later addition to rear).
Basement, 5 storeys and attic, a 5-bay range plus 3-sided
corners in simplified baroque style; basement and ground floor
treated as a rustic, with channelled piers (the channelling
carried up to 3rd floor on the corners) and a frieze with
inlaid gold-coloured lettering "FRED W. MILLINGTON LTD";
string-course over 3rd floor, prominent dentilled cornice over
4th floor, parapet with ornamental upstands over the corners.
The main range has coupled sashed windows on all floors, those
of the 1st and 2nd in giant architraves with cornices on
consoles and panelled aprons between the floors, and those
above with moulded architraves; the left corner has a
round-headed doorway with garlanded triple keystone, under the
bracketed ornamental balcony to a 3-storey oriel with concave
sides, a keyed oculus at top floor surrounded by swags and
festoons; and single-light windows in the sides, those at top
floor with segmental pediments. The right-hand corner has
similar sashed windows in the sides and coupled sashes in the
centre. The 5-bay side walls have mainly tripartite-sashed
warehouse fenestration between narrow brick piers, and the
north side has staggered stair-windows near the front and a
loading bay towards the rear. INTERIOR: entrance lobby with
marble dado and 2 pedimented mahogany aedicules; staircase
mounting round a lift, with glazed tiled walls and at the
first turning a window with a stained glass panel displaying a
trade-mark under a picture of a pickaxe-bearing workman in a
vest, lettered "I'M WEARING ONE".

Listing NGR: SJ8468998225

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