Grand Central, Liverpool

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Date

28 May 2016

Location

Renshaw Street, Liverpool
SJ 35144 90135; 53.40401°N, 2.97699°W

Information

Designed by Bolton architects Bradshaw and Gass, the then Central Hall of the Liverpool Wesleyan Mission opened in 1905. As well as being a Methodist church, the building also served other purposes – it was, for example used as a cinema, and before the Second World War it temporarily housed the Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra. The building, which is Grade II listed, was sold by the Methodists in 1990 and was renovated and re-opened as a night club in 1998. In 2006, Quiggins – a collective of alternative traders – relocated into the space below the dome of the Grand Central building. The domed area itself has been refurbished and in 2011 opened as The Dome – a multipurpose performance venue with theatre-style seating on two levels.

Further Reading

Grand Central Hall (Wikipedia);
Liverpool’s Central Hall is reopened as a spectacular new 1,200-seat venue (Liverpool Echo, 14 Oct 2011)

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9 thoughts on “Grand Central, Liverpool

  1. I grew up in Bolton surrounded by Bradshaw Gass and Hope designed buildings (they even did my secondary school) and the detailing on this building looks quite familiar! The tower is very reminiscent of a number of their later cotton mills.

  2. when I looked at the first image before reading the title I first thought you are somewhere in the US, possibly because of the man’s hat :)))
    these are awesome images, Graham… were you using a wider-angle lens than usual?

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