BA Architecture field trip to London Road Fire Station

In December 2023 a group of students from BA Architecture visited London Road Fire Station to see the renovation of the Grade-II*-listed building.

A highly prominent Edwardian Baroque building, London Road Fire Station has been unused since the 1980s. 

John Piercy Holroyd from architects Purcell showed us around the construction site alongside the contractors. 

The visit was a wonderful opportunity for students to learn more about historic architecture and preservation in person at a significant site in Manchester. 

The fieldtrip was a part of the students' BA3 Humanities module, where one option is an elective about the architecture of Victorian Manchester led by Dr Matthew Wells.