London Road Fire Station is a grade II-listed building opened in 1906, which has been closed to the public since the mid-1980s. The building is positioned at the gateway to Manchester, opposite Piccadilly Station, and is the first building seen upon arrival into Manchester by train.
Purchased by award-winning developer Allied London at the end of 2015, the scheme’s design has been developed throughout 2016 via detailed and thorough design and consultation procedures with various stakeholders including Manchester City Council, Historic England and members of the public.
After two prior public consultations the complete scheme design was brought together in late 2016, when Allied London prepared and hosted a third public consultation onsite on 15th December, illustrating the scheme design, proposed planning and listed building submissions. The consultation was well attended and the scheme received positive feedback.
Over the past 4 months since then Allied London has been working with the design team and architects Levitt Bernstein to refine and finalise these details to ensure the scheme works for the surrounding neighbourhood, the city of Manchester and all prospective users of the building.
The planning and listed building applications were submitted to Manchester City Council on 27th April 2017 and are currently going through the validation process.