Sun Alliance Building - 17 York Street

Also known as Clock House, because of the prominent clock high above the front entrance, this office building was built in 1993 and designed by the architects Cassiot & Ashton.

Home to the Royal Sun Alliance Insurance Company, it occupies a site on York Street between West Mosley Street and Fountain Street.

Once this site was occupied by the equally imposing Union Bank of Manchester, which was later a branch of Barclay's Bank.  You can see the building in 1935 if you click on the link below.

Union Bank of Manchester

You can see the building on the aerial photograph below taken in 1953.

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