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Stockbridge Airco Works, Blossom Street, Ancoats, Manchester - Historic Building Investigation

Wild, Chris (2015) Stockbridge Airco Works, Blossom Street, Ancoats, Manchester - Historic Building Investigation. Project Report. OA North. (Unpublished)

Airco Works, Ancoats_Final Historic Building Survey Report.pdf



Manchester Life Development Company has submitted a planning application (Ref: 110077/FO/2015/N1) for the redevelopment of land bounded by Blossom Street, Bengal Street, Murray Street and Jersey Street in the Ancoats area of Manchester (centred at NGR 385010 398708). The proposals allow for the erection of a part seven- and part eight-storey mixed-use building, comprising ground-floor commercial units and 158 residential apartments with associated car parking and landscaping works. The construction works required for the proposed development will necessitate the demolition of a former industrial building, known as the Stockbridge Airco Works. In order to secure archaeological interests, the Greater Manchester Archaeological Advisory Service, in their capacity as archaeological advisor to Manchester City Council, recommended that it would be appropriate to undertake a programme of historic building investigation to inform the development process, in accordance with the National Planning Policy Framework, paragraph 141. The programme of work recommended comprised an historic building investigation commensurate with an Historic England Level II/III-type survey. The historic building investigation was carried out by Oxford Archaeology North in September 2015 and revealed three phases of construction within the site, all probably dating to the second half of the nineteenth century, and representing the replacement of earlier buildings depicted on both the Ordnance Survey plan of 1850 and Adshead’s plan of 1851.

Item Type:Monograph (Project Report)
Subjects:Geographical Areas > English Counties > Greater Manchester
Period > UK Periods > Post Medieval 1540 - 1901 AD
ID Code:2681
Deposited By: Watson
Deposited On:24 Nov 2015 11:29
Last Modified:06 Sep 2018 13:27

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