© Mr Peter Hyde
MANCHESTER OXFORD ROAD STATION (INCLUDING PLATFORM STRUCTURES), OXFORD ROAD
MANCHESTER, MANCHESTER, GREATER MANCHESTER
Mr Peter Hyde
10 February 2006
24 November 1995
Date of last amendment:
24 November 1995
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SJ 8497 OXFORD ROAD
698-1/20/10037 Manchester Oxford Road Station
(including platform structures)
Main station building and platform structures. 1960. Architect W R Headley, London Midland Region; project architect Max Glendinning. Laminated timber shell roofs and supports, with hardwood strip ceilings to the shell roofs and canopies. The main station building is covered by three shell concrete roofs of diminishing size and sits between two railway tracks with arched canopies to each platform. Similar canopies cover two other platforms. The single storey buildings accommodate booking office, buffet, toilets and staff facilities and are also constructed in timber. Deep, flat fascias edge the platform canopies. Beyond the main shell roofs are two smaller shells and these lead to arched timber canopies over the platforms. The theme is also carried right through to the specially designed timber seats on the island platform. A unique main station building of outstanding architectural quality and technological interest; one of the most dramatic stations in England.