Manchester Arndale

View of the Arndale Centre from Shudehill
The Arndale from Exchange Square
Market Street, looking west (date unknown)
Withy Grove, looking west in 1967 before redevelopment
The area before development
Totem sculpture by Franta Belsky in the Arndale Centre (1977)
A 1977 photo of the interior of the Arndale
The original yellow Arndale Tower, which remains part of the new Arndale complex
The High Street in 2009. The original yellow tiles remain.
The Corporation Street frontage of the Arndale after the 1996 bomb. The van was parked just beyond the footbridge, on the left side of the road.
Interior of the footbridge linking the Arndale to Marks & Spencer across Corporation Street
The most recent extension to the Arndale, which opened in 2006
Map of Metrolink tram stops near the Manchester Arndale

Large shopping centre in Manchester, England.

- Manchester Arndale
View of the Arndale Centre from Shudehill

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One of the boundary signs of the former township of Manchester on the banks of the Medlock

Manchester city centre

Central business district of Manchester in North West England, within the boundaries of Trinity Way, Great Ancoats Street and Whitworth Street.

Central business district of Manchester in North West England, within the boundaries of Trinity Way, Great Ancoats Street and Whitworth Street.

One of the boundary signs of the former township of Manchester on the banks of the Medlock
Piccadilly Gardens, a green space in the city (view towards Market Street)
Castlefield retains much of its industrial character which is juxtaposed by modern buildings.
The Northern Quarter is known for its warehouses and considered a bohemian part of the city centre.
Market Street
Spinningfields is the designated business district in the city centre.
Piccadilly Gardens from City Tower
The paifang in Chinatown.
Canal Street
Manchester City Centre skyline from Werneth Low in 2020.
The Royal Exchange Building which is home to the Royal Exchange theatre.
Construction continues on Victoria station and 2CC as a tram departs the station in 2014.
Manchester Central Library
Manchester Town Hall
The Cenotaph
Albert Square, Manchester
Midland Hotel
The Free Trade Hall
Manchester Art Gallery
People's History Museum
Museum of Science and Industry
National Football Museum at Urbis

The opening of the Manchester Arndale in 1975 shifted the retail focus towards the area bounded by Market Street, Corporation Street, Withy Grove and High Street.

The Arndale Centre, in Headingley, Leeds, in April 2011

Arndale Centre

Arndale Centres were the first "American style" malls to be built in the United Kingdom.

Arndale Centres were the first "American style" malls to be built in the United Kingdom.

The Arndale Centre, in Headingley, Leeds, in April 2011
The first Arndale Centre, in Jarrow, opened in 1961. It is now known as the Viking Centre.
The Cross Gates Centre in Cross Gates, Leeds was an Arndale Centre until 2000.

The largest Arndale Centre built was Manchester Arndale.

Corporation Street after the bombing

1996 Manchester bombing

Attack carried out by the Provisional Irish Republican Army on Saturday, 15 June 1996.

Attack carried out by the Provisional Irish Republican Army on Saturday, 15 June 1996.

Corporation Street after the bombing
Stills taken from India 99, a Greater Manchester Police helicopter, showing the Ford van moments before the blast, the explosion taking place, and the resulting mushroom cloud over the city, dwarfing the adjacent 23-storey high-rise, Arndale House.
A damaged traffic light that stood on the corner of the junction between Cross Street and Market Street at the time of the explosion, now in the Museum of Science and Industry
Close to the location of the blast, 2009
New security safeguards were included in the redevelopment of the city centre including retractable bollards and pedestrianised streets.
A pillar box that withstood the bomb blast. A memorial brass plaque commemorates the 1996 bomb.

At about 9:20 am on Saturday 15 June 1996, the Ford van was parked on Corporation Street, outside the Marks & Spencer store, near the Arndale Centre.

Waterstones

British book retailer that operates 311 shops, mainly in the United Kingdom and also other nearby countries.

British book retailer that operates 311 shops, mainly in the United Kingdom and also other nearby countries.

Early versions of shop signage were gold in colour
Waterstones in Wakefield occupies the city's former HMV branch.
Waterstones logo until 2010
A re-branding saw the logo change from Baskerville to FS Albert Pro until 2012
Sutton branch, with Café W signage
Waterstones Cirencester branch
Birmingham branch, with an updated style signage following refurbishment
Northallerton branch
Southwold Books branch
Children's department, Reading Broad St
Interior of the Sutton branch
London Piccadilly flagship branch
High Street Kensington branch, near the original Old Brompton Road branch
The Wool Exchange in Bradford has been converted into a Waterstones.

Waterstones piloted a brand refresh exercise in selected shops, beginning with Manchester's Arndale Centre in 2007.

Looking down Market Street with No.1 Deansgate in the background

Market Street, Manchester

One of the principal retail streets in Manchester, England.

One of the principal retail streets in Manchester, England.

Looking down Market Street with No.1 Deansgate in the background
Market Street is one of Manchester's main shopping areas
Market Street in the late 1800s/early 1900s (original date unknown)
Market Street tram stop, with the old model trams in the station

Dominating the entire north side of this section is the Manchester Arndale Centre, an indoor shopping complex.

Manchester

City in Greater Manchester, England, with a population of 547,627 in 2018.

City in Greater Manchester, England, with a population of 547,627 in 2018.

Manchester Cathedral, a grade I listed building which is the Anglican cathedral and parish church of Manchester and the mother church of the Diocese of Manchester
Cotton mills in Ancoats about 1820
The Peterloo massacre of 1819 resulted in 15 deaths and several hundred injured
An oil painting of Oxford Road, Manchester in 1910 by Valette
Corporation Street after the Manchester bombing on 15 June 1996. There were no fatalities, but it was one of the most expensive man-made disasters. A large rebuilding project of Manchester ensued.
Oxford Road, one of the main thoroughfares into Manchester city centre
Manchester Town Hall in Albert Square, seat of local government, is an example of Victorian era Gothic revival architecture
The City of Manchester. The land use is overwhelmingly urban
The population of Manchester shown with other boroughs in the Greater Manchester county from 1801 to 2011
The Great Jackson Street skyscraper district under construction in Central Manchester
Neo-baroque Lancaster House. Manchester is known for opulent warehouses from the city's textile trade.
Map of tram lines, railways and main bus routes in Greater Manchester
Manchester Piccadilly railway station, the busiest of the four major railway stations in the Manchester station group with over 32 million passengers using the station in 2019/20.
Manchester Metrolink is the largest tram system in the UK, with a total route length of 57 mi.
Free buses operate on three Manchester Metroshuttle routes around Manchester city centre
The Gallagher brothers of Oasis
The Manchester Arena, the city's premier indoor multi-use venue and one of the largest purpose-built arenas in Europe
The Opera House, one of Manchester's largest theatre venues
Manchester Art Gallery
The Science and Industry Museum
Gaskell House, where Mrs Gaskell wrote most of her novels. The house is now a museum.
Canal Street, one of Manchester's liveliest nightspots, part of the city's gay village
Whitworth Hall at the University of Manchester. With approximately 44,000 students, it is the second largest university in the UK in terms of enrolment.
The Etihad Stadium is home to Premier League club Manchester City FC and host stadium for the 2002 Commonwealth Games
The 1930s Daily Express Building, Manchester, a remnant of Britain's "second Fleet Street"
Granada Studios, the former headquarters of Granada Television

Manchester Arndale is the UK's largest city-centre shopping centre.

A mural on a wall outside Afflecks, in the heart of the Northern Quarter. The adjacent sign reads "...AND ON THE SIXTH DAY GOD CREATED MANCHESTER"

Northern Quarter (Manchester)

Area of Manchester city centre, England, between Piccadilly station, Victoria station and Ancoats, centred on Oldham Street, just off Piccadilly Gardens.

Area of Manchester city centre, England, between Piccadilly station, Victoria station and Ancoats, centred on Oldham Street, just off Piccadilly Gardens.

A mural on a wall outside Afflecks, in the heart of the Northern Quarter. The adjacent sign reads "...AND ON THE SIXTH DAY GOD CREATED MANCHESTER"
Piccadilly Basin entranceway (to a car park).

As a commercial area, Oldham Street became quieter, particularly as nearby Market Street and the Arndale Centre grew in importance.

The southern entrance of the Merrion Centre, as of 5 May 2007

Merrion Centre, Leeds

Shopping centre located in the Arena Quarter area of Leeds, West Yorkshire, England.

Shopping centre located in the Arena Quarter area of Leeds, West Yorkshire, England.

The southern entrance of the Merrion Centre, as of 5 May 2007
The Interior of the Merrion Centre
The Arena Quarter entrance and car park from Merrion Way
The Wade Lane elevation of the Merrion Centre, 2019
The former Georgian Arcade in the Merrion Centre was a dead mall

With many other cities renovating their equivalents of The Merrion Centre (the reconstruction of the Bullring, Birmingham, the Arndale Centre in Manchester being partially rebuilt and Eldon Square in Newcastle Upon Tyne being renovated), Leeds city centre's largest shopping centre was beginning to look dated.

Tram approaching the Metrolink part of the Interchange from the north.

Shudehill Interchange

Transport hub between Manchester Victoria station and the Northern Quarter in Manchester city centre, England, which comprises a Metrolink stop and a bus station.

Transport hub between Manchester Victoria station and the Northern Quarter in Manchester city centre, England, which comprises a Metrolink stop and a bus station.

Tram approaching the Metrolink part of the Interchange from the north.
Bus station

The bus station, designed by Jefferson Sheard Architects, replaced the former Cannon Street bus station, under the Manchester Arndale; since the redevelopment of Manchester city centre, the latter has disappeared along with Cannon Street itself.

Photo of sculptor Franta Belsky with his bust of Queen Elizabeth II (Don Honeyman, 1981)

Franta Belsky

Czech sculptor.

Czech sculptor.

Photo of sculptor Franta Belsky with his bust of Queen Elizabeth II (Don Honeyman, 1981)
Statue of Lord Louis Mountbatten, Horse Guards Parade, London
Bust of Andrew Browne Cunningham, Trafalgar Square, London (1967)
Triga on Knightsbridge, London
Bust of Winston Churchill, Malá Strana, Prague
Joy Ride, Stevenage
Torsion, Waterloo, London (1957)
Totem, Arndale Centre, Manchester (1977)
Leap, Jamestown Harbour, London (1989)
Memorial plaque to Czechoslovak paratroopers, Prague (1995)
The Lesson, Bethnal Green (1956)

Belsky also designed the Torsion Fountain at the Shell Centre in London and the Totem sculpture which was erected in 1977 in the Arndale Centre, Manchester.