Synagogue and Mikveh, Salford

D&B of a new three storey Synagogue & Mikvah with a mezzanine viewing gallery. The construction comprises a steel frame with an internal blockwork skin with stone and rendered blockwork for the external finish.

The building has many unique features including a stone parapet with additional stone surrounds to the tall windows to the front elevation and turrets.

The building contains two feature spiral staircases located within the turrets either side of the entrance.

Within the building there is a Mikvah with two cleansing pools to the lower ground level as well a separate prayer areas for the ladies and gentlemen.

Externally tiered steps take you on to the suspended concourse that leads you up to the imposing 8ft entrance doors set within a recessed stone feature
Before works even started on the main building steel sheet piles were installed to retain the adjoining properties. The synagogue is on the site of the school site manger’s house which was demolished prior to the main works starting. It is a very compact site and with it being within an existing school grounds logistics for deliveries and heavy works, such as steelwork installation, creates its own difficulties. These are minimised by working closely with the school ensuring we maintain a safe access at all times.

Contract Period 57 weeks
Contract Sum £2.1 million
Form of Contract JCT Design and Build Contract 2011 incorporating Amendment 1, March 2015
Client The Chortkov Trust
Employers Agent SDA Consulting LLP
Architect DV Architects
Engineer Marston & Grundy LLP

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