The construction of the new horse tram depot redevelopment in the Isle of Man designed by Modus Architects has been officially started today. The project, designed by Modus Architects director Jeremy Humphries, is expected to be completed in 2020.
The £1.5m project will see demolition of the crumbling old building that dates back to 1902. The new building will closely resemble the original.
It will include space for temporary storage of Manx Electric Railway tramcars, a ticket sales area, first-floor offices and welfare staff facilities.The new sheds will accommodate 13 horse tramcars over two thirds of the building’s area, with the main staff facilities in the west wing and the storage and drying rooms in the rear of the tram sheds. In the east wing of the tram shed, there will be an indoor ticket sales area and washrooms for passengers, as well as a space for future development.