Elliot House

I remember when Elliot House was home to the Manchester Education Commitee.  Apparently it was also, at one time, a registrar’s office, registering births, deaths and marriages.  The building was designed by Royle & Bennet and built in 1878.  One of its impressive features is the oval windows on opposite corners of the Deansgate front that are flanked by beautiful sandstone carvings.  Today Elliot House is part of Bruntwood's stable of offices in the city centre.  They describe it as, "a self-contained office ... with its own private entrance. It’s a fine combination of fully refurbished, modern and traditional offices, located in the heart of the city centre." 


In 2010 the Central Library in Peter Square closed for refurbishment.  This work will keep the library closed until 2013.  In the interim Elliot House has been converted into the City Library.  Below are some images of the inside.


When I visited in November of 2015, the library had long since moved back home.  The office space was "To Let" and a Gusto restaurant had moved in.