Finlay’s Warehouse is a Grade II listed warehouse built in two phases (between 1870 & 1892). The name derives from the original company name, Finlay Campbell and Co Ltd, who were a Scottish firm operating from Manchester and India. Like many of the buildings in this area of Manchester, originally they were used as warehouses for shipping and the clothing industry.
The large entrance on Mangle Street, known as the hovel was created to allow deliveries directly into the building rather than blocking the street.
The industry in the area declined in the mid 20th century, leaving many of these formidable buildings neglected. 56 Dale Street received a new lease of life in 1975 went it became the famous Foo Foo’s Palace night club for over 25 years.
Despite being used more recently by BBC’s Life on Mars and the Sherlock Holmes movie, it has become a forgotten gem, simply walked passed and ignored by 100’s of people every day. In 2015 developers converted it to 28 one, two and three bedroom apartments. Original features such as exposed brick, sash windows and iron columns were retained where possible throughout the apartments.
Northern Quarter, Manchester, M1 2HN
Finlays warehouse has been conceived and developed by a pioneering team of respected individuals The brains behind this new enterprise are: Fac et Spera (Developer) Fac et Spera is a brand new company bringing you exciting concepts in City Centre living. Alan White, Ben Caldwell and Stuart Lees are the founders behind the company and are the dynamic driving force behind the development
Roger Stephenson (Architect) Roger Stephenson OBE founded his Practice in 1979, which from the outset has been intimately involved in the urban regeneration of Manchester, starting with ground breaking regeneration projects in Castlefield. Since that time, Roger has completed many of Manchester’s significant buildings, including the Quay Bar, Chorlton Park apartments, Smithfield Buildings, Hacienda apartments and Free Trade Hall Hotel. Most recently Chetham’s School of Music was short listed for the Stirling Prize.
Julie Twist (Agent) Julie Twist Properties was established in 1994, when Manchester was still trying to get a name on the map. At this time, Manchester only had a handful of developments and around 600 residents. Julie Twist Properties was the only estate agent dealing with the rapidly growing Manchester residential market. Urban Splash was the first developer to approach Julie to sell their property in Manchester.
This has become a familiar pattern and today the city centre population now stands at around 15,000 and continues to grow. ARJ Construction (Construction) The company began as ARJ Construction Partnership in 1991 to provide a personalised and bespoke construction management service that could deliver small to medium- sized construction projects across all industry sectors. ARJ has experience of being both developer and contractor in residential markets with projects including Woodland Grange, new build luxury apartments and Spens House, conversion of nurses apartments into hotel apartments. Recently completed with Stephenson:ISA STUDIO the refurbishment of Sevendale house, a high quality office conversion in Stevenson Square.
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