Shudehill Interchange and CIS Building
steel frame with glass curtain wall , concrete
IAN SIMPSON ARCHITECTS ; JEFFERSON SHEARD ARCHITECTS
Car parks ; Trams (see also: Street-cars)
Location: view from the top of the Arndale Centre car park. The CIS Building (1958-1962) is to the rear. A 25 storey office building designed as the Co-operative Society's Headquarters in Manchester. Architects were G.S. HAY (who was employed by the Co-op) and Gordon TAIT (from BURNETT, TAIT & PARTNERS). The building is composed of a steel and glass tower, the working offices portion of the building, attached to a concrete service tower, the surface of the latter being tiled. The Shudehill Interchange in front of the CIS Building was designed by IAN SIMPSON Architects & JEFFERSON SHEARD Architects (2003-2006) as a bus / tram / car transport interchange. The six storey car park has the bus station on its ground floor, with additional platformsd and a tram stop outside it beneath a glass canopy. The building also contains 4 shopping units.
© Arron Tann
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Image donated by Arron Tann, Architecture student at Sheffield Hallam University.
Creator Dates - Active:
20th century ; 21st century
JEFFERSON SHEARD ARCHITECTS
Creator Dates - Born:
Offices -- England -- Manchester
Architecture -- 1900-2000
Architecture -- 2000-2100
Streetscapes (Urban design) -- England -- Manchester
Street railroads -- England -- Manchester
Automobile parking -- England -- Manchester
Urban transportation -- England -- Manchester