Industrial Estate

Longley Lane runs from Northenden to Wythenshawe. Before you get to Sharston tip (sorry, Household Waste Recycling Centre) there is a sprawling industrial estate with some magnificent 1930s buildings, all still in use today. The one above is a gigantic concrete hanger, containing I don’t knows what. I couldn’t get the whole thing into one shot on my phone’s camera but you can see the curve of the roof on the front well enough and the enormous windows down the side. If you like industrial architecture- and I’m sure some of you do- then this place is paradise. Those of a certain disposition will see or hear the words industrial estate and instantly hear this running in their head…
There, that’s cleared your ears out hasn’t it, The Fall back in 1979.
‘Yeah, yeah, industrial estate
And the crap in the air will fuck up your face
Yeah, yeah, industrial estate
Boss can bloody take most of your wage’
On the main road is this building, currently occupied by Siltint Industries Ltd, brickwork all painted white, which I love beyond reason.