HSBC bank manchester

HSBC bank manchester was designed by Edwin Lutyens in 1928. Built 1933-5.The building is a grade II* listed building

A castle-like Art Deco building, surrounded moat-like by roads on all four sides, is the work of Sir Edwin Lutyens. Built with the help of engineers Whinney, Son & Austen Hall between 1933 and 1935, it features carvings by the local sculptor John Ashton Floyd. The building is constructed of Portland stone around a steel frame.

The layered style of the period is shown in the use of set back features and HSBC arches around the lower levels making this a truly classic Art Deco building.

The branch was re-branded as HSBC Bank after the takeover of Midland Bank by HSBC in the 1990s. The bank closed on 6 June 2008 when HSBC relocated their Manchester branch to St Ann’s Square.

the building is now Jamie Oliver’s Italian restaurant.