17 June 2020
Manchester is a rich and vibrant place full of great buildings and designs and we'd love to share with you some of the most impressive buildings in Manchester.
The Town Hall
Built in 1877 by Alfred Waterhouse, the stunning neo-Gothic building with it's ornate and intricate spires overlooks Albert square overlooking many of the markets and events Manchester has to offer throughout the year.
Manchester's Town Hall is very well lit with lighting designed to stay true to it's neo-Gothic look, inside you can find an array of Chandeliers, Globe Lights
John Rylands Library
Built in the late Victorian era the John Rylands Library was founded by Enriqueta Augustina Rylands in memory of her husband, John Rylands. On opening in 1900, the library had 70,000 books and fewer than 100 manuscripts and by 2012, more than 250,000 printed volumes and over one million manuscripts and archival items
Did you know: Electric lighting was chosen as the cleanest and safest alternative to gas but, as the use of electricity was in its early stages, the supply (110 volts DC) was generated on-site. This took some years to achieve due to the inexperience of contractors, but the library became one of the first public buildings in Manchester to be lit by electricity and continued to generate its own supply until 1950.
The John Rylands Library features some great antique wrought iron neo-gothic wall lights
The Midland Hotel
The Midland Hotel in Manchester is a project that we was proud to be a part of, it has on the richest histories of all the hotels in Manchester. It first opened its doors on 5th September 1903 and the hotel was owned and run by The Midland Railway Company and even incorporated its own theatre. The hotel now includes 312 en-suite bedrooms and 14 suites, a health club and two restaurants. The Hotel even recently featured in its own documentary, 'Inside Manchester's Midland Hotel' on Channel 5.
The Old Wellington
The oldest pub in Manchester, built in 1552 next to the market square, which was then known as the shambles (now Market Square) was originally a drapers shop and later became a licenced pub in 1830 known as the Vintners Arms and then the Kenyon Vaults.
This absolutely stunning pub features Antique Lanterns for lighting up it's outdoor garden and a mixture of old lamps, fairy lights & spot lights for it's interior.
Has this inspired you? If you have a lighting project whether itís brand new, a graded building or a restoration project requiring a specialist touch, please get in touch with one of our lighting specialists today.