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Facts and history about Deansgate and the former County Court

Deansgate

  • is the main road through the city centre of Manchester and part of the A56
  • North ends at Castlefield; South ends at Victoria Street

Source:

http://www.manchester.gov.uk/info/511/conservation_areas/1092/deansgatepeter_street_conservation_area/2

http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/place/place_page.jsp?p_id=25633

County Court on Deansgate

  • Built in 1896
  • Grade II listed building
  • Henry Boot Developments purchased the building in 2008 when the County Courts was moved to the Cilvil Justice Centre in Spinningfields

Source: download - Tolent Construction


Former County Court on Deansgate

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This is the chosen site for my hybrid; It is spacious with a reasonable height which is ideal for creating an exciting climbing wall.

Unfortunately the site was under going a project by Henry Boot and to be refurbished to various luxurious restaurants. The project is due to open in summer 2013 and to be named the Courthouse.

http://thecourthousemanchester.co.uk

My hybrids are:

  • a homeless shelter for troubled teenagers
  • indoor rock climbing centre

It is a great location as it is the gateway to Spinningfield and very close to the city centre. 


Some initial thoughts on..
location with the most homeless people
and how can these people get around the city (apart from walking)
So i’ve briefly put together a map showing the above information.. Both the purple and green line of the metro shuttle buses operate around town and Spinningfield Homeless people usually stay around public transport stations or other open/public spaces around town
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Some initial thoughts on..

  • location with the most homeless people
  • and how can these people get around the city (apart from walking)

So i’ve briefly put together a map showing the above information.. Both the purple and green line of the metro shuttle buses operate around town and Spinningfield Homeless people usually stay around public transport stations or other open/public spaces around town