Wythenshawe Bus Depot

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Wythenshawe Bus Depot

The Wythenshawe Bus Depot is a Grade II listed building in Manchester , England.

The building, which was listed as a Grade II * listed building in 2001 , was built by the architect G. Noel Hill in 1939–1942.

It was the second largest roof structure in England that was built with self-supporting reinforced concrete shells at the time. The building structure was considered particularly innovative for its time. The concrete arches span 165 feet from side to side and are only 2.5 inches (63.5 mm) thick. Originally the building was designed as a garage for 100 double-decker buses. After its completion, however, it was requisitioned by the Minister of Aircraft Production and used to build the Lancaster Manchester Mk. III bomber in support of British World War II efforts.

The building is now privately owned and used as a warehouse.


  • Lancashire: Manchester and the South East, The Buildings of England. Yale University Press, 2004, ISBN 0-300-10583-5 .

Individual evidence

  1. English Heritage Building ID: 487891

Coordinates: 53 ° 24 '4.3 "  N , 2 ° 15' 22.4"  W.