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London Road Fire Station2

London Road Fire Station

Industrial

London Road, Manchester, North West, M1

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Designed by Manchester architects Messrs. Woodhouse, Willoughby & Langham, based on sketches by the then chief fire officer George William Parker. And even before the first brick was laid, London Road was described as ‘the finest fire station in this round world’. For over a quarter of a century the site has stood unused.  Now in a state of neglect it is falling into disrepair. This decaying icon was placed on English Heritage’s Buildings at Risk Register in 2001 (and listed as a Grade II building in 1974), yet more than ten years later, nothing has changed. You can sign a petition which encourages the public to support a new compulsory purchase order here and you can follow @ManFireStation on Twitter. Read more about the London Road Fire station here. (Creative Commons image found on Flickr by Gene Hunt)

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