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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 Architects are an affable bunch of people, easy to work with yet still very professional. That’s especially useful for clients who aren’t used to the everyday business of design, contractors and tenders. They approach the job and client as you would like to think you would do yourself with anyone working in unfamiliar territory.

Daniel Shaw

Torch Theatre General Manager