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Station Manager’s Accommodation, Piccadilly Station, Manchester


We were commissioned as the architects for a refurbishment project to improve the Station Manager’s Accommodation at Manchester’s Piccadilly Station.

The Brief

Acting as the primary train station for Manchester, Piccadilly Station has seen many alterations over its extensive history. It has existed under a number of names, but became Manchester Piccadilly after its reconstruction in the 1960s, when it hosted electric train services to London.

To help modernise this Victorian station, MPH Construction required architects to play a pivotal role in the alteration and refurbishment of existing accommodation.

Our Solution

After our commission, we aligned ourselves closely with MPH Construction’s team, helping to bring a shared vision for how the station remodelling would come together.

We liaised with local authorities to ensure our construction drawings would be swiftly approved, helping to keep the project moving at a healthy pace.

Our aim was to create a highly contemporary, yet sympathetic re-modelling of the original building. We retained and protected the unique Victorian features in a mixture of offices, meeting rooms, breakout spaces and a public reception area, together with associated amenities.

This allowed us to refurbish the existing accommodation at the station to create striking, new facilities

I am pleased to have been given the opportunity to comment on the contribution made by Lawray Architects to the recently completed Combined Services Centre in Llandrindod Wells. As lead consultants on a project with three separate stakeholders, their role was always going to be challenging. I was however, very impressed by the professional manner in which they succeeded not only in delivering a quality final product, but also in balancing with skill and patience the competing demands of their three ‘clients ’throughout both the planning and construction phases of the project. From a Dyfed Powys Police perspective, we were very satisfied with the design solutions offered and the ensuing facilities have received complimentary comments from the occupants

Perry Simpson. Capital Projects Manager

Dyfed Powys Police