People might be interested in the catalogue of our spring 2012 exhibition Infra_MANC: Post-war Infrastructures of Manchester. For the first time the full catalogue is available online as a free pdf download.
The catalogue examines four major post-war infrastructure projects: the Mancunian Way motorway, the unbuilt Picc-Vic railway tunnel, the Guardian underground telephone exchange and the speculative designs for a city centre heliport. The catalogue runs to over two hundred pages and is richly illustrated.
Martin Dodge / Richard Brook
New roads (in red) as envisaged by SELNEC in 1962
This model was both a tool for planners and a public display of aims in the mid 1960s. It was housed in the foyer area of the Planning Department and showed proposed developments as they came forward and their association with the planned ring roads. This view is from Piccadilly along Portland Street.
Montage from ‘Manchester City Centre Road’. John Hayes, City Engineer, 1968. The Central Area showing the line of the proposed City Centre Road.
Drawing prepared by Manchester Corporation Planning Department under J.S. Millar. Mid 1960s.
Manchester city centre as envisioned by the City Surveyor Rowland Nicholas and his team in the 1940s. Published in the City of Manchester Plan 1945.