Eddy Rhead laments loss of a short lived Mancunian watering hole: “The Quay Bar failed to work due to poor management. It lay empty and became vandalised. A ‘developer’ bought the site with the intention of building a 15 storey building http://www.architectsjournal.co.uk/manchesters-quay-bar-falls-from-stirling-glory-to-demolition/295021.article
It is still an empty site and will probably remain so. So wasteful and so utterly depressing.
James Thorp agrees. “The Quay Bar became vacant as popularity of the bar wained, becoming dilapidated and a local crack den, repeatedly attacked by arsonists it was demolished in 2007. I’m not from the architects but I do mourn the loss of this building. It was a Stirling nominee and won several other awards.