Crumpsall Vale Blackley Manchester M9 8GQ
I was last here at the Hexagon Tower in 2015 – on a Manchester Modernist Society magical Orbital Bus Tour.
ICI commissioned the building from Richard Seifert in September 1969, as a research, development and production centre.
I returned in 2022 whilst cycling/walking the River Irk.
Since my previous visit the tower has been made good – after a fashion.
It looked splendid in the late March sun, as I approached along Imperial Way.
Imperial Way named for its progenitor ICI – the Imperial Chemical Industries.
ICI’s Dyestuffs Division had its headquarters at Blackley in north Manchester, in a complex known as the Hexagon, which included its main R & D labs, and an experimental manufacturing plant.
Manchester Local Image Collection.
Now I find myself outside the new Hexagon Tower 2022.
Now home to multiple chemical users under the auspices of WAPG.