Lowry Centre, Salford, United Kingdom
Part of:
  • James Stirling, Michael Wilford, and Associates (creator)
  • Michael Wilford and Partners (creator)
  • James Stirling, Michael Wilford, and Associates (architectural firm)
  • Michael Wilford and Partners (architectural firm)
  • James Frazer Stirling (archive creator)

Lowry Centre, Salford, United Kingdom



Level of archival description:
File 99
Extent and medium:
  • 2436 drawings (including 287 reprographic copies)
    0.63 l.m. textual records
    approximatively 60 photographic materials
    4 models
    2 rolls of drawings
  • Material in this project series was likely kept in its original order when it was first processed upon its arrival at CCA.
Scope and content:
File documents an executed project for the Lowry Centre in Salford, England, United Kingdom. The office of James Stirling, Michael Wilford, and Associates was appointed in 1991 to design the Lowry Centre and a masterplan for the site on Pier 8 of the Salford Quays. The project initially included a plaza, hotel and parking garage, and a commercial and office development. A National Industrial Centre for Virtual Environments was also planned on the site. The scheme was completed after the death of Stirling in 1992 by the firm of Michael Wilford and Partners. Material in this file was produced between 1985 and 2003.

File contains a large number of design development drawings, including a few drawings showing early design proposals, as well as presentation and working drawings. Photographic materials include views of drawings and of presentation models. File also contains textual records, study models and two presentation models.
Reference number:



Salford Greater Manchester England United Kingdom

Language of material:
  • Documents are in English.
Related units of description:
  • See also AP140.S2.SS3.D17 and AP140.S2.SS1.D70.P61 for more material related to this project.

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