Some, potentially, good news. London Road Fire Station has been sold to developerswho actually appear able to get things done with their properties.
The building has been sitting there, waiting for a new lease of life, since before I arrived in Manchester an unmentionable number of years ago. I’d really like to see something done with it.
I’d really like to see inside it before any work begins, as well. I wonder who I have to ask about that?
Grade II*-listed central Manchester landmark London Road Fire Station is to be sold to Spinningfields developer Allied London and be renamed Manchester Firehouse. Originally opened in 1906 as a fire, police and ambulance station as well as a coroner’s court, the building had lain empty under its previous owner since 1986 – although it did have planning permission to be redeveloped into a hotel.