Building Name

Shipping Warehouse for A Butterworth. 42-44 Sackville Street

1868 - 1872
Sackville Street
Central, Manchester
GMCA, England
A Butterworth
New Build
Grade II
W Southern

A typical textile warehouse of the mid-Victorian period. Five/six storeys. Built of brick with stone dressing, the warehouse stands adjacent to the Rochdale Canal - use of canal to transport goods? no method of transfer now apparent. Internally timber floors supported on cast iron columns. Fireplaces on external walls.

Another erection is being proceeded with in Sackville-street, close to the canal bridge. The architects for this are Messrs Pennington and Bridgen, and the builder Mr W Southern. It is being built for Mr A Butterworth, and will be used as a shipping-house. Including the cellar, it will be six storeys high. The fourth storey is reached. [The Manchester City News Saturday 20 January 1872. Page 3]

In 1994 the building was vacant and scheduled for conversion to housing by the Manhattan Loft Conversion Co. Tenders for the scheme proved too expensive and the Manhattan Loft Co withdrew, despite having obtained deposits on nine units. Architects Stephenson