Competition design for Manchester Municipal Technical School

M073 Competition design for Manchester Municipal Technical School

Address: Sackville Street, Manchester M1 3BB
Date: 1892
Client: Corporation of Manchester
Authorship: Authorship category 2 (Mackintosh and Office) (Mackintosh and Office)

Photograph of plans and perspective of Manchester Technical School design

This was John Honeyman & Keppie's unsuccessful entry in the important 1892 architectural competition for a new technical school in Manchester. The Italian Renaissance-style building, of five principal storeys plus basement, was intended for teaching subjects such as Engineering, Chemistry and Printing.

Authorship: It is not clear who within the practice was responsible for the design, and it may well have been a joint effort. Some features, such as the arched windows, seem to be due to John Keppie; others, such as the Italian-influenced square tower, suggest Mackintosh's involvement.

Alternative addresses:
Granby Row
Rifle Street
Whitworth Street

Status: Unbuilt

Grid Reference: SJ 84483 97714

GPS coordinates: lat = 53.475922, lng = -2.235256   (Map)