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The Lowry 1997‑2000

It was the mid 1990s and National Lottery cash was flowing for the construction of landmark cultural buildings across the country, all to be ready by the new millennium. At Salford Quays it was The Lowry, an impressive waterside arts centre designed by Michael Wilford and Partners that would become a catalyst for regeneration.

As well as the physical construction I also documented the behind the scenes activities: architects at work, steelworkers in their factories, and graphic designers turning out logo ideas.

My work was exhibited in the opening exhibition and, with writer Jeremy Myerson, published in a wonderful hardback book, Making the Lowry.

Published by The Lowry Press, 2000
ISBN: 1 902970 04 7, £30
176 pages,  hardback
Available from Len Grant