The Twentieth Century Society

Campaigning for outstanding buildings

Buildings at risk

Manchester Reform Synagogue & Police Station

Status: Demolished (2023)

Image: Wikipedia

These two fine C20th buildings are part of an historic row in the centre of Manchester which is under threat from development plans by two former Manchester United football players,Gary Neville and Ryan Giggs, in partnership with MAKE architects, to build two skyscrapers and a luxury hotel. The Synagogue was designed by the architects Levy and Cummings and is of particular historic interest as the first new post-war building to be constructed in the city after the Second World War, funded by war reparations.

The Synagogue is almost completely intact internally, and notable for containing what C20 Society understands to be some of the earliest examples of figurative stained glass in a Jewish place of worship. C20 Society has submitted an application to have the building listed. Bootle Street Police Station (1937) is a distinguished neo-classical building by the architect G. Noel Hill.

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