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Party bombshell hits Ashton-under-Lyne

Architect Arca has converted a portal-frame maintenance garage, designed by Fitch in the 1980s, into Ashton-underLyne's Atomic Nightclub. The new club near Manchester has steel pylons on the main facade - part of the original design - which have been emphasised with new external up-lights - 'all part of making the building look whizzy and techy', according to John Lee of Arca. In place of three large garage doors, there is now a human-scale side entrance marked by a red canopy. The ...

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