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Motel One, 34 London Road, Piccadilly, Manchester. Archaeological Building investigation.

Wild, Chris (2013) Motel One, 34 London Road, Piccadilly, Manchester. Archaeological Building investigation. Project Report. Oxford Archaeology North. (Unpublished)

Motel One, Piccadilly_Archaeological Photographic Survey Report.pdf



Olympian Homes has obtained planning consent to erect a multi-storey, 330 bedroom hotel on an L-shaped plot at the junction of London Road with Whitworth Street in the Piccadilly area of Manchester (Application Ref: 099250/FO/2012/C2). The development will necessitate the demolition of four existing buildings. These include an L-shaped block that fronts onto London Road and Whitworth Street, which was built in c 1876 as offices for the Manchester, Sheffield & Lincolnshire Railway Company; it was used most recently as a budget hotel. A multi-storey block that occupies the north-western part of the site is an earlier structure, dating to the early nineteenth century, and seemingly represents a survivor from Piccadilly’s former focus as an area of cotton mills. The other buildings to be demolished are Nos 4 and 6 Whitworth Street, which both comprise three-storey warehouses blocks that date to the second half of the nineteenth century. In order to secure archaeological interests, Manchester City Council recommended that a programme of archaeological investigation was carried out in advance of development, and attached two archaeological conditions to planning consent. One of these (Condition 22) required a full photographic record of the buildings to be compiled prior to the commencement of any demolition.

Item Type:Monograph (Project Report)
Subjects:Geographical Areas > English Counties > Greater Manchester
Period > UK Periods > Modern 1901 - present
Period > UK Periods > Post Medieval 1540 - 1901 AD
ID Code:4413
Deposited By: Watson
Deposited On:04 Oct 2018 11:02
Last Modified:04 Oct 2018 11:02

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