Massive ornamental bronze entrance to King Street façade surmounted by kneeling figure of Atlas with golden globe on his shoulders. Bronze plaque on corner with Brown Street with cartouche above this.
Michael Waterhouse (the architect) was the grandson of Alfred Waterhouse. Former home of Manchester Assurance Company, founded early 1824, one of the first insurance companies in Manchester. Manchester Assurance merged with Atlas Assurance of London in 1904. Old hq of demolished to make way for new building.
|Part of work||Material||Dimensions|
|Statue||Bronze||200cm high approx|
PMSA recording information
|Precise location||Corner of King Street ad Brown Street adjoining Ship Canal House|
|A-Z ref||p. 158 F1|
|Date of design||1927-29|
|Year of unveiling||1929|
|Commissioned by||Atlas Insurance Company|
|Duty of care||None|
|At risk?||Not at risk|