Proposed Conversion of the Manchester Royal Infirmary into Art Gallery
With the removal of the Infirmary to the new buildings in Oxford Road debates took place with regard to the use of the existing buildings in Piccadilly. Tom Cook, a local councillor and architect provided detailed proposals for conversion including plans and elevations, published as a series of articles in the Manchester City News in July - August 1907. Tom Cook noted a lack of enthusiasm on the part of the Manchester Society of Architects for the retention of the existing building. Cook, who does not seem to have been a member of the MSA, records that he was Manchester Secretary of the Society of Architects from 19 February 1901.
Reference Manchester City News 17 August 1907