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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

Lawray has been a partner of the Corporation of the Church House for over 20 years and in that time has been heavily involved in several large refurbishment projects. The team’s knowledge and skills have proved invaluable in the areas of design, planning and project administration. When redeveloping a listed property, Lawray have ensured that they treat the architecture with sympathy whilst producing space that is effective for modern day requirements. Lawray continues to work closely with our in-house team on forthcoming projects and we would have no hesitation in recommending their work to others.

Mr Ian Bessant, Facilities Manager

The Corporation of Church House (Aug 2013)