Cathedral House, Salford

Cathedral House is a Grade II listed building. Our works were undertaken in a live environment and involved the re-development and refurbishment of the existing facility to create 12 self -contained apartments for retired Clergy and 3 guest suites, together with communal facilities, commercial kitchen facilities and restaurant to serve both Cathedral House and the Cathedral Centre.

We undertook structural repairs and structural alterations to walls and floors including stripping out of the existing stud wall construction and all the existing services to form new apartments on 3 levels – floors 2, 3 and 4. This involved temporarily supporting the existing structure until such time as new load bearing walls were installed.

Our works also consisted of the sympathetic restoration of existing stone and timber sash windows and complete renewal of mechanical and electrical services installations, in addition to a full internal fit out and repair and maintenance works to the building fabric.

At levels 1 and 2 the project involved the protection and refurbishment of existing architectural/feature finishes such as the timber paneling, doors and frames and the floor finishes.

At level zero a new service area was formed including dining and laundry facility to service the development and adjacent offices and involved underpinning and lowering of the existing basement floor.

External works to the courtyard provide a new car park, pavings, disabled access ramp and balustrades. Our aim was to carry all this out with the minimal disruption to the day-to-day life of the Cathedral.

Contract Sum £3.36 million
Form of Contract JCT Interm building contract with contractors design 2005 rev 2 2009
Client Catholic Building Services
Employers Agent Bate & Taylor
Architect Bate & Taylor
Engineer HBL Associates
QS Quanta

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