Refurbishment at Fourways House, Manchester
Refurbishment photography at Fourways House – One of my favourite buildings in Manchester and I have been lucky enough to document its renovation over the last couple of years for Main Contractor, TMT. The Grade II Listed building is steeped in history and typical of a Mancunian red brick industrial building within the city’s famous Northern Quarter.
Despite photographing most of this building during its refurbishment, this case study is based on the reception refurbishment photography only.
In the mid-19th century, a number of terraced houses and slum dwellings occupied the site which were accessed through open passages called China Court Lane and Heywood’s Court. By the end of the 19th century the site was used as a rag paper store and then used as four individual warehouses.
The original James William Beaumont & Sons designed building, built in 1906 has now been brought up to date connecting the two sides of the building with a magnificent new steel bridge connecting all of the upper floors.
Its reception and tiled atrium are quite magnificent. I loved it before, and I love it even more now with the installation of a magnificent steel link walkway system on every level.
The reception space has been completely remodelled and the commercial office space completely refurbished. Exposed bricks, services and original features everywhere. I don’t think this building should have it any other way.
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