Heritage & Retail
Phase 4 of repairs and restoration of a Grade l listed neoclassical 18th century country house situated in Heaton Park’s 600 acre grounds. The state rooms include the Library, the Music Room, Dining Room and upstairs, a rare Etruscan Room.
Works have been procured via the NWCH and carried out by Conlon Construction over all four phases, as funding has become available from Manchester City Council and Historic England. Previous phases comprised of masonry repairs to isolated areas of the South elevation sandstone ashlar façade; window repairs to both North and South elevations; roof repairs including slate replacement in various sections; full restoration of windows to ground floor and first floor within the central block and East wing and external repairs.
Phase 4 works
Works in the current phase include redecoration of the external rendered areas of the Hall, including the complete North elevation; Orangery South and East elevations including the renewal of roof coverings. Also joinery repairs to windows and doors on South and East elevations and creation of level access between proposed event space and gardens.
Environment and Community achievements in previous phases
• A defibrillator and external box has been donated to the staff at Heaton Park. As part of the donation training was carried out by Sian Edwards from Heartbeat.
• Two apprentices working on the project were nominated by Historic England Heritage Angels for Best Recording of a Historic Place and Best Apprentice on a Heritage Project.
Future social value plans
• Educational tours of site will be carried out for the community and local schools.
• Teaching classes, on the Construction Industry, will be arranged for pupils at Philips High School.
‘From the competition and interview stage, and throughout the project, it has been clear that you have good, well-established relationships with your supply chain, and the results of that have been clearly visible on site in terms of both the quality of workmanship and the day to day working arrangements.’
Michael Plane, Manchester City Council.