Albert Square

The main priority for Tom Lonsdale (Chief Landscape Architect at Manchester City Council at the time) was to provide the civic space that Manchester needed and lacked; a robust and uncluttered square for its people to come together and express themselves in celebration (or protest) or to hold city scale events.  The square often throbs with activity and energy, but on other days the character of the space is open, calm and leafy with a subtlety of detail which provides an elegant setting for the Grade I Town Hall and Albert Memorial.