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Stockport Cheadle Heath Simon Building demolition

The Simon Engineering company once occupied this 1930's-style office complex with landmark tower known as the Simon Tower, part of the industrial area along Bird Hall Lane, Cheadle Heath, Stockport. The tower used to house a working flour mill for the purposes of research and demonstration. Henry Simon manufactured flour milling equipment, among other things. (Thanks to AJW for this information)


What a shame. Another distinctive commercial building in the style of the mid-20th century is being destroyed. Metro Vicks works in Trafford Park and many others have met a similar fate. As a child I lived five minutes from here on Edgeley Road. My sister once worked in this building.

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Stockport Cheadle Heath Simon Building demolition

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Filename:
NwStoChdHthSimonBlg2911.jpg

ID number:
1170

Technical details:
Nikon Coolpix 990 digltal camera.

Stockport MBC, industrial, commercial, offices, demolition, Cheshire, Greater Manchester

Date created:
2002-09-01

Aidan O'RourkeAidan O’Rourke has built up a wide range of experience in both film and digital photography. He first became interested in photography in 1981. Since 1996 he has documented Manchester and Liverpool in photos and words. Aidan O’Rourke is a multimedia journalist and tutor in photography and languages. He is based in Stockport and covers Manchester, Liverpool and northern England.

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