what once was

degree show 2010

a souvenir piece to encourage residents of the market building apartments to find out about the history of the area.

what once was

what once was

what once was

what once was

the market buildings is a recently generated apartment block located in manchester's northern Quarter. although nowadays better known for its bars and clubs, just 40 years ago the area was consumed by a bustling market place. relics of this former life can still be found on every street and alley way. what once was aims to highlight these architectural vestiges and subsequently encourage residents to seek out more information.

what once was

thank you to the north west film archive and archives and local studies library for providing photography and film footage used in this piece.

what once was