Andy Robsons memorial

A glass memorial to influential Manchester architect Andy Robson has been unveiled near his last design – Spinningfields’ Left Bank.

Designed and manufactured by 10 Green Bottles. The illuminated artwork is designed to frame the Manchester city centre development and is etched with a specially-commissioned poem, ‘Architect’, by local poet Adam O’Riordan.

The memorial has been unveiled in Hardman Square, in Spinningfields, and will be moved to its permanent home by the Left Bank apartments when the Irwell footbridge is completed next summer.

Ken Knott, trustee of the Andy Robson Charitable Trust, said: “This event celebrates the inspirational contribution that Andy made to the renaissance of Manchester. With his unique and distinctive style, Andy is widely acknowledged as one of Manchester’s greatest talents.”

Robson was responsible for Henry Square in Ashton, the North Manchester Business Park and Cheadle Royal Hospital, as well as city centre developments including 201 Deansgate and the Observatory.

He died suddenly in 2003, aged 44.

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