William Albert Johnson


W A Johnson worked for the Cooperative Wholesale Society from 1899 until 1950. He was heavily influenced by the German architect Erich Mendelsohn after 1930, evident in his embrace of the International Modernist style. Johnson travelled widely in Germany and Holland, and Mendelsohn's Sckoken store in Stuttgart (1928) is quoted as being a particular inspiration for the Bradford Co-op.

President of MSA 1937-1939


1899-1950 CWS Architects Department Balloon Street Manchester

Buildings and Designs

Building Name District Town/City County Country
Shop Premises and Public Hall. Platt Lane Rusholme   Manchester  GMCA  England
Alterations to Central Premises Harrogate   Harrogate  Yorkshire  England
New Branch Premises Byron Street Buxton   Buxton  Derbyshire  England
Old Bank Building Corporation Street Manchester Central  Manchester  GMCA  England
New Shop and alterations to existing premises Penketh Warrington Penketh  Warrington  Cheshire  England
Alterations and Extensions to Premises Goulden Street Warrington   Warrington  Cheshire  England
Shop-fitting Orford Lane Warrington   Warrington  Cheshire  England
New Model Bakery Winwick Road Warrington   Warrington  Cheshire  England
Reconstructing Shop Stockton Heath Warrington Stockton Heath  Warrington  Cheshire  England
12-Stall Stable (two storey) Erwood Street Warrington   Warrington  Cheshire  England
New Store, Birch Lane and Blocksage Street, Dukinfield Dukinfield  Tameside  GMCA  England
CWS Tea Warehouse Ordsall Lane Port of Manchester Ordsall  Salford  GMCA  England
Additions to Dairy Bosworth Street Bradford Manchester Bradford  Manchester  GMCA  England
Extension:: Hull Co-operative Society Dairy, Great Thornton Street, Hull   Hull  Yorkshire  England
Shops and Offices, Bury New Road, Prestwich   Prestwich  GMCA  England
Bakery. Warwick Road Prestwich   Prestwich  GMCA  England
Garage. Knot Lane, Prestwich   Prestwich  GMCA  England
Emporium Market Street Bury   Bury  GMCA  England
CWS Soap Factory Irlam Irlam  Salford  GMCA  England
Packing Factory Trafford Park Trafford Park  Stretford  GMCA  England
Co-op 8 Eastbank Street Southport   Southport  GMCA  England
Sunwin House Department Store Sunbridge Road Bradford   Bradford  GMCA  England
Redfern Building Dantzic Street Central  Manchester  GMCA  England
Dantzic Building 29 Dantzic Street Central  Manchester  GMCA  England
Co-operative Store Lancaster Road Preston   Preston  Lancashire  England
Huddersfield Co-operative   Huddersfield  Yorkshire  England
Office building Manchester   Manchester  GMCA  England
Proposed Extension to Preserve Works Middleton   Middleton  GMCA  England
Proposed Perfumery factory at Droylsden.   Droylsden.  GMCA  England
Bomb Proof Shelter Mayes Street and Dantzic Street Central  Manchester  GMCA  England
Dairy, Birdhall Lane, Cheadle Heath Cheasle Heath  Stockport  GMCA  England