First glimpse inside iconic London Road Fire Station

THE doors of the iconic London Road Fire Station building in central Manchester were open to the public for the first time in nearly 30 years to showcase new owner Allied London’s plans to turn it into an international destination.

Chief executive Michael Ingall unveiled plans for a boutique hotel of between 90 and 120, 36 apartments, restaurants, a cinema and  New York-style digital art gallery centred around a central courtyard, part of which will be dug out to create a multi-purpose event space.

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