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18 September 2016

UMIST SITE WALK AROUND | SUNSHINE MODERNISM



Walked around the old UMIST / now University of Manchester site in the September sunshine. It was looking near perfect, as if just built yesterday.

Various photos below...










































































For further info about Modernist buildings in Manchester including UMIST, check out this interview with Richard Brook, Senior Lecturer at Manchester School of Architecture & a founding member of the Manchester Modernist Society:





In addition, separating the site from London Road lies Anthony Holloway's 'Sculptural Wall'. Built in 1965, it was fenced off earlier in the year when it was cleared after becoming home to many of Manchester's homeless. 

The clear out hasn't done anything to prevent the legal high-fuelled crisis that is evident across the city, just moving those must vulnerable to another location and another one after that. Grim. 


Click here to find out more about The Mustard Tree, a charity set up in 1994 to support those in poverty across Greater Manchester. 













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