Category:Warehouses in England
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The following 28 pages are in this category, out of 28 total. This list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
The following 28 pages are in this category, out of 28 total. This list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
1. Adams Building, Nottingham – The Adams Building, on Stoney Street, is the largest building in the Lace Market district of Nottingham, England. Formerly a lace showroom and warehouse, it is probably the largest and finest example of a Victorian lace warehouse to survive in the country, the building is Grade II* listed now forms part of the City campus of New College Nottingham. Opened on 10 July 1855, the building is named after its original owner Thomas Adams, a Victorian industrialist with strong Quaker views and a deep social conscience. He selected the Nottingham architect Thomas Chambers Hine and between them, they created a building which, for a variety of social and architectural reasons, is quite unique. As it now exists, the Adams Building is the product of distinct phases of construction from 1854 to around 1874. The earliest phase is the building facing Stoney Street, with its elaborate symmetrical frontage behind a railed courtyard and it was designed as a lace showroom and warehouse, in which lace products brought in from outlying factories were finished off and then sold. The main display area seems to have been a two-storey lightwell in the centre of the building, originally lit by gas lamps. Secondary areas were used for mending and packing, the main power-source was a steam engine to the rear, with hydraulic engines for the hoists and packing machines. Maximum lighting was provided for the repair and finishing shops. Hine provided lace lofts at roof level whose walls were almost entirely built from glass and these lace lofts were innovative in their time and quickly became a characteristic of Nottinghams then-thriving lace manufacturing industry. This architectural motif can still be seen throughout the Lace Market today, as a committed philanthropist, Thomas Adams was determined to provide humane conditions and good facilities for his workforce. A large area of the basement was designed as a chapel where more than 500 workers and managers would take part in a service before starting work. Indoor toilets, washing facilities and tea rooms were provided for staff, heating was provided by a mixture of coal and patent warm-air flues brought through ducts from a heat exchanger at the boiler. These amenities were at the forefront of mid-Victorian factory design, TC Hine adopted a distinctly Anglo-Italian style for the principal elevations. In places, this appears redolent of the 15th century Palazzo Ricardi in Florence and his chosen materials were plain brick, moulded brick and local Derbyshire and Ancaster stone. At the time, the size and grandeur of the building was in contrast with the other industrial buildings in the vicinity. A local newspaper described it as the finest erection in the Midlands, the building was later extended along St Marys Gate to the rear, and finally, along Warser Gate. In the process, this incorporated a building at the end of Kings Place and these later blocks were much more plain and functional, and it is possible that they were built speculatively, perhaps for rent as tenement lace factories
2. RAF Hemswell – Royal Air Force Station Hemswell or more simply RAF Hemswell is a former Royal Air Force station located 7.8 miles east of Gainsborough, Lincolnshire, England. The airfield used by RAF Bomber Command for 20 years between 1937 and 1957 and saw most of its life during the Second World War. Later used again by RAF Bomber Command as a ballistic missile base during the Cold War it closed to military use in 1967. On 19 March 1940 RAF Hemswell-based Handley Page Hampdens of No.61 Squadron RAF were the first Bomber Command aircraft to drop bombs on German soil during the Second World War, the target was the Hörnum seaplane base on the northern Germany coast. RAF Hemswell was immortalised on film when it was used as a substitute for RAF Scampton in all the ground based filming of the 1954 war film The Dambusters. The first airfield on the site was opened in 1918 by the Royal Flying Corps, during the First World War it was used as a night landing ground and two night flying training squadrons were established there. In June 1919 the grass airfield was returned to its use as farmland. In 1935 construction began on compulsory repurchased land, the new bomber airfield, now called RAF Hemswell, was opened on New Years Eve 31 December 1936 to accommodate the rapidly expanding Bomber Command. The station was home for Hawker Hind, Hawker Audax, Avro Anson, Bristol Blenheim, on 19 March 1940 RAF Hemswell-based Handley Page Hampdens of No.61 Squadron RAF were the first Bomber Command aircraft to drop bombs on German soil during the Second World War. The target was the Hörnum seaplane base on the northern Germany coast, during the war years various squadrons were posted to Hemswell, including many Polish personnel flying Vickers Wellingtons. During the war a total of 122 bomber aircraft and their crews were lost on operations from Hemswell, Hemswell operated as a dual site with a nearby overflow airfield at RAF Ingham. RAF Ingham was a grassed field landing ground with few buildings or facilities, between 1941 and 1943 the Polish bomber squadrons used the airfield for their Wellington operations. The squadrons used Ingham while training and also flew operations from there whilst the runways were being laid at Hemswell in anticipation of the arrival of the heavier Avro Lancaster. Ingham was later renamed RAF Cammeringham and became a station in its own right, closing for aircraft use in 1945 when the grass runways became unstable. Cliffe House, that had been commandeered as the mess and a number of pre-fabricated buildings, quonset huts. With the arrival of the Avro Lancaster, Hemswell took on a training role and this school was tasked with giving Lancaster experience to aircrews who had just finished their training at a Heavy Conversion Unit prior to posting to an operational squadron. During 1944, as Lancasters were then being used at Heavy Conversion Units, No 150 and 170 squadrons took up residence and commenced flying bomber operations until the end of the war. The film Night Bombers which is available on DVD and video was shot at Hemswell during this period, Hemswell continued in operational flying use by RAF Bomber Command until as late as 1956
3. Museum of London Docklands – The Museum of London Docklands is a museum on the Isle of Dogs, east London that tells the history of Londons River Thames and the growth of Docklands. The museum is part of the Museum of London jointly funded by the City of London Corporation and the Greater London Authority. Lots of the collection is from the museum and archives of the Port of London Authority which became part of the port. These were put into storage by the Museum of London in 1985, visitors are directed through the displays in chronological order. The Museum of London Docklands has a theatre and meeting rooms and hosts talks. Several workers who worked on the docks in the 1960s take part in these events, the reading room and Sainsburys Study Centre house the archives. In 2007, the museum celebrated the bicentenary of the British abolition of slavery by opening a £14 million Heritage Lottery Funded exhibition entitled London, Sugar, in March 2016, the museum opened an exhibit relating to the building itself. The building was originally called No.1 Warehouse, and was built in 1802 during the expansion of West India Docks, in September, the museum displayed Dick Moores George Cross medal for bravery during the London Blitz. In 2017, the museum is aiming to open an exhibit displaying archaeological findings found during Crossrail work, Museum of London Museum of London Archaeology Island History Trust Culture of London Robert Milligan Official website of the Museum of London Docklands Official website of the Museum of London
4. Tobacco Dock – Tobacco Dock is a Grade I listed warehouse in the Docklands area of the East End of London, United Kingdom. It was constructed in approximately 1811 and served primarily as a store for imported tobacco and it is a brick building with many brick vaults and some fine ironwork. It was adjacent to a set of docks named London Docks. Tobacco Dock is owned by Messila House, a Kuwaiti investment company, at its north entrance stands a 7 ft tall bronze sculpture of a boy standing in front of a tiger. In the late 1800s, wild animal trader Charles Jamrach owned the worlds largest exotic pet store, located on Ratcliffe Highway, the boy escaped unhurt after Jamrach gave chase and prised open the animals jaw with his bare hands. The Queens Tobacco-pipe once was the name of the furnace in the north-east corner of the tobacco warehouses in the London Docks. It got its name for the burning of all sorts of contraband, especially tobacco, Tobacco Dock is not in a major retail area and has only moderately good public transport access. Since the mid-1990s the building has been almost entirely unoccupied, with the tenant being a sandwich shop. In 2003, English Heritage placed it on the Buildings at Risk Register, in 2004, a meeting was arranged with the owners, investment company Messila House which is owned by the Al-Hasawi family of Kuwait, to find a way to ensure the survival of the historic structure. An English Heritage spokesman commented, We see Tobacco Dock as a priority because it is too large. It is one of the most important buildings in London and if brought back into use it would reinvigorate the whole area, in 2005 the owners announced that they were working on a mixed-use scheme for Tobacco Dock which may incorporate a four-star hotel, shops, and luxury apartments. As of July 2012, the areas of the complex are still accessible to the general public whilst the majority of the lower areas are now cordoned off. Tobacco Dock is regularly used for corporate and commercial events. In early 2004, part of the building was used as the studios of the Channel 4 reality television show Shattered, several film première after-parties have also been held there. In February 2011 the complex was used to hold the Secret Cinema event for The Red Shoes, in 1980 the upper floor of Tobacco Dock was used as the filming location for the music video Messages by the band Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark. In the summer of 2012 the Ministry of Defence used Tobacco Dock as temporary accommodation for 2,500 soldiers deployed to guard the Olympic Games in London. In November 2013 and 2014 it was used to host RuneFest 3 and 4 respectively, an event celebrating RuneScape, since 2014, the British Academy Games Awards were held every spring as part of EGX Rezzed. Large ticketed dance events have been held regularly since 2014, organised by LWE, and hosting up to 5,000 people
5. Watts Warehouse – Watts Warehouse is a large, ornate Victorian Grade II* listed building standing on Portland Street in the centre of Manchester, England. It opened in 1856 as a warehouse for the wholesale drapery business of S & J Watts. Today the building is part of the Britannia Hotels chain, the textile firm, S & J Watts was founded by James Watts, a Mancunian industrialist and entrepreneur, whose textile business had started in a small weavers cottage in Didsbury. His success as a trader was part of the commercial boom of the 19th century that gave Manchester the name Cottonopolis. Watts became an important figure among British industrialists, socialising with politicians and churchmen at his home, Abney Hall, prince Albert chose to stay with him when he visited Manchester to open the Art Treasures Exhibition in 1857. The sandstone ashlar warehouse was built by local architects Travis & Mangnall in 1851–56 at a cost of £100,000 and its ornate style typifies the extravagant confidence of many Mancunian warehouses of this period, but the Watts Warehouse is notable for its peculiarly eclectic design. The interior was lavish in its decoration, with a sweeping iron cantilever staircase, balconied stairwell. During the First World War 1914–18, many employees of S & J Watts lost their lives in battle, the company marked this by erecting a memorial in 1922 in the main entrance to the building on Portland Street. A bronze sculpture, the Sentry, stands in a niche on the right. A statuette version of the figure is to be seen in the study of Eltham Palace, where it was displayed by Stephen Courtauld, a member of the Artists Rifles, as was Jagger. To the enduring memory of members of the staff of S & J Watts & Co. who laid down their lives for their King and country in the cause of truth, justice. During the Second World War, the Watts Warehouse was hit by Luftwaffe bombs, the textile industries that built Manchester eventually dwindled and, like many other industrial structures in the North of England, Watts Warehouse fell into disuse and was derelict for many years. The building was threatened with demolition in 1972, but was spared, in the 1980s, the building underwent conversion, retaining many of the original interior features. In May 1982, the Britannia Hotel opened as part of the Britannia Hotels chain initially with 25 rooms, the building was Grade II* listed in 1952. The war memorial in the lobby appears on the Imperial War Museums register, architecture of Manchester Grade II* listed buildings in Greater Manchester How We Built Britain –5
6. Heap's Rice Mill – Heaps Rice Mill was a rice mill founded by Joseph Heap with Joseph Heap & Sons Ltd. in either 1778 or 1780 on Pownall Street in Liverpool, Merseyside. It originated as a mill, with warehouses added and later combined into a single building. The rice in Kelloggs Rice Krispies was once ground at Heaps and it is constructed in brick with some sandstone dressings, and has roofs of slate, tiles and corrugated sheeting and a frame of timber and cast iron. The whole building has a plan, and is mainly in seven storeys. Until about the 1880s, Joseph Heap with Joseph Heap & Sons Ltd. owned its own vessels and these ships sailed between Liverpool and Australia, via Rangoon and the East Indies. The firm has had changes of ownership but was still fully operational until 1988 when it transferred to a new site in Regent Road. The Pownall Street site was partially operational until 2005. It also showed alterations as the operation and the technology improved over the years, the building is currently due to be refurbished into luxury apartments. Media related to Heaps Rice Mill at Wikimedia Commons
7. Shaw National Distribution Centre – Shaw NDC is a state-of-the-art facility which stores over 1,000,000 sq ft of products, ready for delivery through the groups distribution arm, Business Express. Shaw NDC spans 23 acres, making it one of Europes largest warehouse distribution centres, Shaw National Distribution Centre opened for business as a warehousing and returns centre for Littlewoods in 1979. It occupies three converted former cotton mills and two purpose-built stock-handling and sortation facilities and it dominates the skyline of Shaw and Crompton, and is the Metropolitan Borough of Oldhams largest private employer. In 2006 it distributed around 18 million items to customers, in early 2009 the peak amount of staff at the site was reported to be 1,250 people. The centre is used by delivery company Yodel. Rutland Mill was built in 1907, taken over by the Lancashire Cotton Corporation in 1930s and it closed for business in 1966. The Lily mills were designed by G. Stott, and built in 1904 and 1917 respectively and they were both cotton mills until they were purchased in the 1950s by Cyril Lord. They were taken over by Carrington Viyella in around 1970, but closed for business in 1977 when they were purchased by Littlewoods, after major structural changes, the site became operational as a mail order processing centre in 1979. The interiors of the mills were stripped of their cotton-spinning machinery, whilst externally, chimneys were felled. Other changes included a series of bridges to link the mills, meanwhile the Dee and Ash mills were demolished with intention of using the land to further expand the complex. This however was prevented by the fact the Dee mills engine house was protected by English Heritage and so for the following 10 years, in the 1990s permission was granted to demolish the neglected engine house and work began on building the extension to the distribution centre. This included a project to reroute the River Beal from the centre of the land, the new building, which includes packing, sorting and distribution facilities complete with a large trailer yard, opened in 1997 and was put into full use in 2001. However, it was decided this would cost more money than simply replacing the mill with a purpose made building, nearby residents were informed of the demolition of Rutland mill and its replacement with a new one storey warehouse, which was duly approved. In reality the new building, which opened in 1997, although is technically one storey, the local authority and residents were displeased and have since revamped planning permission criteria for the area. Shaw NDC began a partnership with Dutch robotics company Vanderlande in 1984, the continued development of the site has brought some criticism from local residents. New buildings - described as windowless cubes - are largely considered eyesores, have been accused of interfering with television reception due to their size, the increased work at the site has brought more and more heavy goods vehicles, which now operate heavily during the night. Trailer shunters also operate at night and the company have been approached several times by officials to be told to keep the noise down, unions however counter-claimed this was in line with policy, legislation and business needs. Gordon Brown, then Chancellor of the Exchequer, visited Shaw NDC in 2005, in 2006, the site won the award for Business Excellence in the North of England for private sector firms with more than 250 staff
8. 75 Holland Road, Hove – English Heritage has listed the building at Grade II for its architectural and historical importance. Neighbouring Hove developed later in response to Brightons growth, principally as an area with streets of spacious. Brighton was a pioneer in the movement, it adopted Robert Owens ideas very early. A journal, The Co-operator, was started soon afterwards by local doctor William King, it helped inspire the Rochdale Pioneers, other associations were formed elsewhere in Brighton and Hove in 1846,1860 and 1887. The firm consisted of Thomas Lainson, a Brighton man who had designed buildings of all types around the two towns since the early 1860s, and his sons Thomas J. and Arthur and their first building for the Association was Palmeira House, an office building designed in 1887. It stood at the top of the late Regency/Italianate Palmeira Square residential development, six years later, the Association required an annexe to Palmeira House, to be used for storage of large and fragile items, distribution and the stabling of horses and early motor vehicles. Assisted by his sons, Thomas Lainson designed and built the repository in 1893 and its elaborate design, in red brick with extensive use of terracotta and wrought iron and with a steep roof, contrasted with the formal stucco of Palmeira House and the surrounding area. A plaque installed over the entrance recorded the date and architects names, the removal and distribution company Pickfords took over the building in 1950. Work took place between July 2004 and 2006, the former repository was listed at Grade II by English Heritage on 31 May 1974. As of February 2001, it was one of 1,124 Grade II-listed buildings and structures, the repository has been described as a fine work by the prolific Thomas Lainson. It was designed distinctively in the French Second Empire style with some Queen Anne elements, Lainson made lavish use of terracotta to decorate the building, which is mostly of red brick with slate mansard roofs. The design is U-shaped and encloses a gated courtyard, apart from the centre bay on the Holland Road elevation, which rises to four storeys with an attic storey above, the building is three-storey with attics. The Holland Road façade has nine bays in a 1,3,1,3,1 formation, the three-bay sections being slightly recessed. The outermost bays are topped by elaborate gables which hide the attic space, some of the other windows have prominent transoms and mullions of terracotta, they vary between round-headed and flat-arched. The doorway is arched, this time in the segmental style. The roofs are steep and are topped with parapets of wrought iron, Grade II listed buildings in Brighton and Hove, E–H
9. 1830 warehouse, Liverpool Road railway station – The 1830 warehouse, Liverpool Road, Manchester, is a 19th-century warehouse that forms part of the Liverpool Road railway station complex. It was built in five months between April and September 1830, almost certainly the Liverpool architect Thomas Haigh, the British Listed Buildings survey attributes the work to George Stephenson and his son, Robert. It is a Grade I listed building as of 8 May 1972, the warehouse is of red brick in Flemish bond, with sandstone dressings and slate roofs. It is three storeys high, though only two storeys present to the level of the railway to allow for loading and unloading. At the ground floor at street level, carts could also direct access. The internal structure is of timber, but with columns in the basement. The processing of goods within the warehouse was originally a manual operation, the steam system of 1831 was replaced with a hydraulic system between 1866 and 1880 to increase efficiency. The restoration of the warehouse was undertaken in 1992–6 by the Building Design Partnership
10. Asia House, Manchester – Asia House at No.82 Princess Street, Manchester, England, is an early 20th-century packing and shipping warehouse built between 1906 and 1909 in an Edwardian Baroque style. It is a Grade II* listed building as at 3 October 1974, nikolaus Pevsners The Buildings of England describes the warehouse, and its companion, No. 86, Manchester House, as quite splendid, good examples of the warehouse type designed for multiple occupation by shipping merchants. It attributes its design to I. R. E, birkett, architect of the Grade II listed companion building, Manchester House, which is similar in design. English Heritage attributes it to Harry S. Fairhurst, asia House has an exceptionally rich entrance hall and stairwell, lined with veined marble and green and cream faience, with designs of trees and Art Nouveau stained glass. The warehouse was built for the Refuge Assurance Company and in 1910 was occupied by the Oxford Packing Company and 36 shipping merchants, built on a trapezoidal plan, it has two linked blocks which are six storeys high plus an attic above a double basement. Its façade is pink-brown sandstone, brick and marble while the elevations, where the service and workers entrances were located, are in glazed white brick. The warehouse loading bays are between the blocks and were linked to the rooms in the basement by shafts. The working areas above were plain with large windows to allow in natural light, orders were packed there and sent to the basement on hoists powered by Manchesters hydraulic power system and packed into bales using hydraulic presses before dispatch. The warehouse was lighted by gas, asia House was converted for residential use in 2003 and the basement is a car park. Mike Mckenna, University_Challenge 2011–12 winner lives here and Noel Gallagher, singer songwriter with Oasis, is a former occupant
11. Bridgewater House, Manchester – Bridgewater House, Manchester is a packing and shipping warehouse at 58–60 Whitworth Street, Manchester, England. It is recorded in the National Heritage List for England as a designated Grade II listed building, Bridgewater House was built as a shipping warehouse in 1912 to a design by Harry S. Fairhurst. It is built around a frame with a cladding of sandstone ashlar and white glazed terracotta in a large rectangular plan. The building has eight storeys and a basement and 19 bays, the lower two floors are of stone, and the upper floors are of terracotta. Above the doorways are medallions of the Duke of Bridgewater. According to the architectural historian Clare Hartwell, Fairhursts huge buildings are steel-framed, the building was constructed for Lloyds Packing Warehouses Limited and, like many warehouses, was built to a common design with steps to a raised ground floor with showroom and offices. The first floor contained offices, waiting rooms for clients. The working areas above were plain with large windows to allow in natural light, orders were packed there and sent to the basement on hoists powered by Manchesters hydraulic power system and packed into bales using hydraulic presses before dispatch. The warehouse was lighted by gas, as of 2012 the building, converted to offices, is owned by Bruntwood