Former Bank of England, Manchester

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Former Bank of England Building, Manchester
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Location within Greater Manchester
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Town or city Manchester
Country England
Coordinates 53°28′53″N2°14′36″W / 53.481372°N 2.243387°W / 53.481372; -2.243387
Completed1846
Design and construction
Architect Charles Robert Cockerell

The Former Bank of England building at 82 King Street, Manchester, is a historic banking building. It has been recognised as a Grade I listed building, maintained by Manchester City Council. [1] It was designed by Charles Robert Cockerell and constructed in the 1840s, being completed in 1846. [2]

The building is still home to the Bank of England agency for the North West. The role of the agency is to maintain contact with a wide range of businesses and institutions in Manchester, covering all sectors of the UK economy. Agents each see about fifty contacts per month, mainly through company visits. The agency makes a monthly report back to the bank where the Monetary Policy Committee uses the information to help its understanding and assessment of current economic conditions. The agency is also involved in discussions with a wide range of business organisations such as the Chambers of Commerce and the regional CBI and they maintain close contact with regional TECs, Business Links, and Manchester universities. Part of the agent's role is also to represent the bank and explain its work and policies.

The agency consists of an agent, Tony Strachan, a deputy, Robert Burrows, and two support staff Anne Gawthorpe and Melissa Dunn. The Manchester agency also houses an information technology co-ordinator for the agency network, Michael Pearson. [3]

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References

  1. "Listed buildings in Manchester by street (K)". Manchester City Council. Retrieved 2007-12-14.
  2. Canniffe, Eamonn (1998). Manchester Architecture Guide. University of Manchester. p. 35. ISBN   1-900756-06-4.
  3. "News Release 1988 Bank of England Governor in Manchester".