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Co-Operative Wholesale Society, Manchester: the front plaza with water feature and sculpture by John McCarthy

RIBA Ref No RIBA135426
Architect/DesignerSir John Burnet Tait & Partners
Mitchell, William George (1925-2020)
Tait, Gordon Thomas (1912-1999)
Hay, G. S.
Artist/PhotographerSnoek, Henk (1915-1980)
CountryUK: England
CityManchester
Subject Date1963
Image Date1963
ViewExterior
StyleModern Movement
MediumPhotoprint
Library Reference14773 (Snoek S63 2043)
OrientationLandscape
Colour InfoBlack and white
CreditRIBA Collections
SubjectWater features ; Office buildings ; Sculpture
NOTES: The Co-operative Insurance Society (CIS) tower when built, was at 400 feet the tallest office building in the country. It was designed by Gordon Tait of Sir John Burnet Tait & Partners and G. S. Hay, Chief Architect of the Co-operative Wholesale Society (CWS). The design of this area was carried out by Patrick Reardon from the Design Research Unit. The carpet is gold, panelling is white formica, doors are teak veneer with each flanked by a panel of green rough-cast glass.
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