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Here at Design Social North we are focused on creating inspiring design led and innovative events, We appreciate Manchester’s industrial heritage and the role it played in shaping the modern world. Therefore, it is no surprise that we have chosen ‘the 1830 warehouse’ for Design Festival North this year.

The 1830 warehouse is an iconic building that represents Manchester’s industrial past. It is a testament to the ingenuity and innovation that defined the Industrial Revolution and made Manchester a global industrial powerhouse. The building’s unique architecture and features make it an ideal venue for the Design Festival North.

We understand the importance of creating a unique and memorable experience for attendees and the 1830 warehouse provides a perfect backdrop for this, with its exposed brickwork, cast iron columns and beams, and high ceilings. The warehouse’s industrial aesthetic is perfect for showcasing innovative and contemporary design.

A brief history of The 1830 warehouse:

The 1830 warehouse is an iconic symbol of the city’s industrial revolution. Located in the Castlefield Conservation Area, the building was originally constructed in the 1820s to store cotton goods and was later extended in 1835.

Manchester is often referred to as the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution, and for good reason. During the late 18th and early 19th centuries, the city was at the forefront of industrial innovation, with cotton production being one of its main industries. The 1830 warehouse played a crucial role in this, as it was one of the largest and most technologically advanced warehouses of its time.

The building was designed by architect Jesse Hartley, who also designed Liverpool’s Albert Dock. It was built using brick and cast iron, which was a relatively new construction method at the time. The use of cast iron allowed for larger, more open spaces inside the warehouse, which was important for the storage of cotton bales.

Today, the 1830 warehouse is part of the Science and Industry Museum, which is one of Manchester’s most popular tourist attractions. The museum tells the story of Manchester’s industrial past, showcasing the innovations and technologies that made the city a global industrial powerhouse.

As one of Manchester’s most iconic landmarks, the 1830 warehouse serves as a reminder of the city’s industrial heritage and its continued commitment to innovation and progress.

Come and Join us for Design Festival North – July 11-13th.

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