Manchester Town Hall opened in 1877, and is an internationally significant landmark. It’s Grade I listed and considered to be one of the masterpieces of Victorian architecture. It’s cherished by the people of the city who view it as the civic heart of Manchester. There now comes a time to restore and repair it, to ensure it can continue to fulfill its duties and demands.
Shepley Engineers were a designated subcontractor, responsible for the restoration of over 500 iron and lead framed windows. Working with Reyntiens Glass Studio as consultants, the Shepley restoration team are being given expert advice and training from one of the UK’s most experienced stained glass manufacturers. They will be overseeing our
glaziers to provide a finished article that closely resembles the quality of Reyntiens work.
To date, our restoration team on site have removed the windows and the damaged stain glass windows are currently being repaired from the new glazing studio acquired for this contract. The metal framework supporting the windows has been shotblast and repaired, and this has been replaced ready for the glass installation.
We are also working with John Reyntiens in the restoration works within the Houses of Parliament, working on quarried leaded light windows on the Elizabeth Tower. Our collaborative approach enables us to work together, sharing best practice and giving the best overall outcome for the client and providing the highest quality delivery of the project.