The geometric Lowry building, based at Pier 8 on the city's wharfside, is an artistic complex, initially designed to raise Manchester's national and international profile. It doesn't disappoint.
Built to commemmorate L. S. Lowry's depictions of industrial north-west England, the ambitious redevelopment project of the arena began as a collaborative effort between architects James Stirling and Michael Wilford, until the former passed away in 1992. It was Wilford who saw to its completion.
With 22,000 square-foot of gallery space, two theatres and a studio, as well as a restaurant and café, The Lowry caters for art aficionados accustomed to the offerings of London's West End. You won't be disappointed.