The Ikon Gallery

One of my fave buildings in the city centre.

Terracotta & blue skies

Terracotta & blue skies

I’ve always loved the Neo-gothic Oozell Street boarding school better known now as the Ikon Gallery in Brindley Place. Built in 1877 by Joseph Henry Chamberlain it was sympathetically restored and converted into a art gallery in the 1990s. I love the terracotta detailing, arched windows and turrets; it really is a beautiful building.

  • Architect: Joseph Henry Chamberlain
  • Year: 1877
  • Original Use: Victorian Boarding School
  • Restored by:  Levitt Bernstein, 1997
  • Current Use: Art Gallery
  • Style: Neo Gothic, High Victorian
  • Status: Grade II Listed

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