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The 19th-century Grade I listed warehouse, on Liverpool Road, Manchester forms part of the Liverpool Road railway station complex. It was built in five months between April and September 1830, “almost certainly [to the designs of] the Liverpool architect Thomas Haigh”.[1] Its construction has been attributed to George Stephenson and his son Robert.[2]

The processing of goods within the warehouse was originally a manual operation but “steam-powered hoists [were] installed within a year as the manual system could not cope with the volume of goods”.[3]

The restoration of the warehouse was undertaken in 1992–1996 by the Building Design Partnership.[3] The warehouse and the adjacent station building now form part of the Manchester Science and Industry Museum.[4]



English Heritage. Old Warehouse to North of Former Liverpool Road Railway Station. https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1282991.
Hartwell, Clare. Manchester. Penguin, 2001.
Hartwell, Clare, et al. Lancashire: Manchester and the South-East. Yale University Press, 2004.
Science and Industry Museum. The First Railways. https://www.scienceandindustrymuseum.org.uk/objects-and-stories/first-railways.

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