London Road Fire Station Restoration Moves Forward

//London Road Fire Station Restoration Moves Forward

London Road Fire Station Restoration Moves Forward

It has been revealed that property development company Allied London has signed a contract with historical building restoration specialists Quadriga to deliver the redevelopment of London Road Fire Station, a grade II-listed building in the heart of Manchester. London Road Fire Station is a former fire station building which was originally opened in 1906, meaning it has been part of the city’s landscape for over a century. The building is designed in the Edwardian Baroque style and has been classified as a Grade-II listed building since 1974. The fire station closed down in 1986 and has been largely unused since this time.

The award-winning property development company describe themselves being ‘focused on a simple single vision – to create inspiring places that dynamically change the ways in which we work and live in Britain.’ Allied London delivers ‘landmark mixed-use real estate developments, building and concepts in London, Manchester and Leeds’ with a ‘strong, dynamic team with diverse and creative experience in the business of property, finance, design, marketing and the arts.’

Allied London will be working with Quadriga, historic building restoration specialists whose specialisms include stone restoration, facade repairs, timber preservation treatments, cathodic protection, structural and concrete repair using resin injection or helifix, and general refurbishment services. The company has had a huge impact over the last decade on a range of historic monuments and high profile building, particularly in the North West. Some of these projects include the Salford Royal Hospital, Tower Building in Liverpool and work on Bridge Street located in Chester. Quadriga will deal with the external and internal restorations works of the building to deliver the first phase of the project.

Plans for the ambitious development were first submitted in May 2018 by Allied London following its sale from Britannia Hotels in 2015. The building, which is in a prime city centre location, has been a prominent feature in the city for many years, therefore gaining it its protected status. The property company has extensively consulted with historic building experts from Watts Group to Stephen Ellis and Steven Levrant Historic Architecture as well as consulting with Historic England and Manchester City Council.

Following on from any initial restoration work, it is understood that a second phase will include a hotel, leisure and workspace, however, it is yet to be confirmed who the contractor implementing these plans will be. Architect Levitt Bernstein has drawn up plans for the site including a 91-bed hotel, workspaces, bars, restaurant and 21 live-work units. A new hotel wing will be situated in front of the existing London Road courtyard, whereas in the Fairfield Street wing, the old firemen’s flats will be converted into workspaces and apartments, retaining as much of the original detailing as possible.

2019-10-01T08:47:21+00:00 News|