The Chapel, Deansgate
Client: Shirestone Estates
Project Location: Castlefield, Manchester
Contract: Façade Restoration
Status: Principal Contractor
Duration: 10 Weeks
On the edge of the Castelfield Urban Heritage park, sits Deansgate Chapel. Designed by Edward Walters as a congregational chapel in the mid 1800’s. The building was home to Stock Aitken and Waterman during the 1980’s which saw frequent visits from artists such as Kylie Minogue.
Scaffold was erected early in 2017 for Quadriga to externally revive and repair the stone and brickwork to this Grade II listed building.
Scope of works:
Clean stone and brickwork using high pressure water jet to remove all moss, algae, and carbon staining.
Restore and repoint all stonework to decorative moldings, windows, and pediments
Restore and repoint all stonework to the Bell Tower including cornice, pilaster capitals and dental courses.
Install new lead box gutter to Bell Tower roof, overhaul lightening protection system.
Brick indents to buttress walls and general lime sand patch pointing throughout.
Consolidation of stonework where necessary throughout the building to arrest and prevent future erosion, ensuring a degree of longevity between maintenance cycles.
Works to Bell Tower were undertaken from a specially designed scaffold, that was fixed to the tower with a bracket and beam system, as not to put loading onto main roof structure.
Minor remedial works to bell tower roof dormers including replacing timber louvers.
Installation of bird netting to arched openings in Bell Tower
Why use Quadriga?
- A team of multi-skilled specialists
- Experienced historic building restorers
- Dedicated to innovation
- Understand traditional and contemporary materials and techniques
- Quadriga believe in conservation