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bignickb 16-02-2014 22:09

Aytoun St Job Centre Manchester 02/14
 
When I first moved to Manchester in 1989 I came here to sign on! But I got a full time job very quickly and never returned - until today!
This has been on my wish list for a great number of years, once those fences went up around it - I thought that it would never be ticked off. But today as I proudly walked around with my nice new camera I went for a final look. Luck was bestowed on me as I was fulfilling my dream within minutes!
The Aytoun Street employment exchange was first designed by D. Thompson in 1936 as an Art deco style building for office works in the city centre. It was suspended until 1948 (Probably due to WW2)
The iron work above the main doors state it's opening in 1951, and surprise surprise - it's being torn down to build yet another hotel. As if there aren't enough in the city as it is?
It was a great feeling to finally get in there, with it being daylight - I evaded holes in the floor and avoided buying the farm a few times. it's empty but still a very photogenic place.

Electrics.
http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y16...ps0be06946.jpg

Ground floor with heating ducts.
http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y16...ps42eb8e3e.jpg

Bad paint.
http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y16...pse6d8314a.jpg

Stair skeleton
http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y16...ps47ab3477.jpg

Obligatory chair shot.
http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y16...psdbdb09f5.jpg

Exchange.
http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y16...ps96a452e4.jpg

Conservatory
http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y16...ps7975ee22.jpg

Looking down.
http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y16...ps899fc4a0.jpg

Very long window.
http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y16...ps37468dae.jpg

Skylights! Adding daylight to what are usually grim places - until they cover them up.
http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y16...psa108b270.jpg

Last remaining signage.
http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y16...ps67f1b23e.jpg

Side view.
http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y16...ps9303203a.jpg

Court building from the central stairs.
http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y16...ps6667fb94.jpg

Courtyard.
http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y16...ps86183031.jpg

Newspaper from 2006.
http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y16...ps83bb181c.jpg

Courtyard 2.
http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y16...ps57c77c1e.jpg

Inside Conservatory.
http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y16...ps95952550.jpg

Kenni 16-02-2014 23:17

Lovely shots dude!

Johnehilton 18-02-2014 20:00

Great pictures, thanks for sharing

Gibbo 20-02-2014 14:14

Nice to see its still there.

sneak 25-02-2014 22:38

Wanted to go here for ages. Even though its a pile of shit, its still one of those place not many have been to in Manchester.

Might have to take a look :)

Gibbo 04-03-2014 13:35

I remember when we tried to get in by boat. Scott, Lawrence, R1, me and at least two others, a rubber dinghy and a rope pulling arrangement.


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