The Hanover Buildings in Manchester make up the Grade II listed, former Co-operative Buildings. Designated for conversion into Grade A mixed use and office space, the builidngs house two stairwells with cast iron balusters that were ina state of disrepair.
- Site visit and full survey, outlining the exhaustive needs of the project
- Removal and uplift of a 'decent' cast iron baluster of each of the two designs
- Assessment of work to be done to suit the new usage
- Pattern making for both complete balusters and for any partial repairs - where possible
- Manufacture of replacement parts using the same skillsets as used for the originals
- All replacement panels and individual parts were manufactured from 100% recycled cast iron
A minimum impact approach was taken to ensure only work that absolutely needed to be done was undertaken, and that the maximum amount of the original baluster could be saved, repaired and re-used.
100% of the work was carried out in the UK, and all materials recycled on site from local used metal sources.