Designed by Bolton-based Bradshaw, Gass and Hope, construction of the Manchester Stock Exchange took place from 1904 to 1906. This exquisite example of Edwardian Baroque architecture was a symbol of the optimism for Manchester’s future growth prospects at a time when the city’s cotton industry was thriving. It’s difficult to imagine nowadays but back then Manchester was the ninth most populous city in the world (with London, New York and Paris taking the top three spots).
The Northern Stock Exchange, as it was also known, continued to trade until as recently as the year 2000. The Grade II Listed dbuilding then served as a restaurant and offices before being purchased by former Manchester United players Ryan Giggs and Gary
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