Westminster House - Portland Street, Manchester, UK

Fitzroy Robinson & Partners
Date Built
Portland Street
Westminster House is a large office building facing onto Portland Street between Aytoun Street and Minshull Street. It comprises six storeys over a ground floor podium.  Today the building has a number of occupants including Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs.  This wasn't always the case.

In 1974 changes in the Local Government Act led to the creation of the Greater Manchester County Council.  It was the top-tier administrative body for Greater Manchester.  This local government authority had responsibility for such matters as public transport, planning, emergency services and waste disposal.  The new governing body needed a home and today's Westminster House was their Greater Manchester County Hall.  The GMCC existed until 1986 when its powers were passed to the ten district councils of Greater Manchester.

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