Building Name

Gas Holders, Manchester Corporation Gas Works Newtown

1869 - 1871
Bradford Road
Newtown, Manchester
GMCA, England
Gas Committee of the Manchester Corporation
New Build

MANCHESTER CORPORATION GAS WORKS - Yesterday an official inspection of the new gasholders which have been constructed in Portland Street, Newtown, in connection with the Rochdale Road gasworks was made by the members of the Gas Committee of the Manchester Corporation, and other gentlemen who were invited to be present. There are two holders, one 155 feet and the other 96 feet in diameter, each tank having a depth of 32 feet; and the peculiarity of their construction, which was adopted more especially to economise space, is that they are three lift instead of two lift holders, which adds enormously to their capacity. Some apprehension was felt when they were commenced two years ago, as to the safety of this principal of construction: but so far, the experiment has been attended with complete success. Yesterday they were filled with gas. They are said to be the only triple-lift gas holders of the same size in the kingdom. .....  The architects for the construction of the tanks were Messrs Mangnall and Littlewood, of Norfolk street. The contractor for the ironwork was Mr W Mabon, of Ardwick; for the brickwork Mr J Rutherford; and for the masonry, Messrs Ellis and Hinchcliffe. [Manchester Guardian 1 November 1871 page 6]