“St Mary’s Prestwich: Sustaining and Promoting our Heritage”

Image of St Mary's Church from the ground up, with greenery in the foreground and the Church Tower in the background

Working alongside Buttress Architects, Heritage Conservation Restoration have been awarded Internal and External restoration works at St Mary’s, a Grade I listed Church in North Manchester. Christian Worship has been offered here for over 800 years, and the works are part of a wider project taking place at the church; “St Mary’s Prestwich: Sustaining and Promoting our Heritage”, supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund and the Diocese of Manchester.

Externally, the Wilton Chapel will be re-roofed, as well as Masonry and Repointing Repairs to the North, West and South Elevations of the Church. The Clocks will be re-gilded and repainted which will be carried out by rope access. The works internally will include plastering and redecoration of the Lady Chapel.

The project is due to commence September 2019, and last approximately 16 weeks.

Side note: St Mary’s has featured on Coronation Street several times!

TESTIMONIALS

Heritage Conservation Restoration replaced part of our church roof. The standard of workmanship, the regard for health and safety, the understanding of heritage requirements was excellent and the company and workforce were flexible, responsive and imaginative when unexpected issues were identified during the course of the project. They worked hard to make sure that disruption to the life of the church was kept to a minimum. We would be very happy to engage them for future projects.

Rev D Penny

St Matthew’s Church, Chadderton

Image showing church roof working area at St Matthew's, Chadderton
Early in 2016, Heritage Conservation Restoration, having been recommended by our architects, commenced work on the total renovation of our Victorian church's East end. This involved the removal of the asbestos panelled ceiling, the removal of the 100 year-old dark oak staining from the original roof trusses & their re-staining with an Archdeacon's" finish, the installation of new panels, & a new & much improved lighting system. The whole Chancel area was re-decorated & new carpeting laid. The completed work…

Hedley Richardson.

Churchwarden St. James’ Church, Gorton, Manchester

Image showing the timber framework in the ceiling of St Jame's, Gorton
Heritage Conservation and Restoration recently completed a project of ours that involved extensive timber repairs to the roof structure of St Cuthbert’s Church in Kentmere, along with re-slating and replacement of the rainwater goods.  The works to the grade 2 listed church were funded by the Listed Places of Worship Roof Repair Fund to a very strict time line and to exacting standards of quality.  HCR were able to deliver the performance required and the entire team were a pleasure…

Mike Darwell

 BA (Hons) BArch RIBA SCA AABC PDD (Building Cons.)

Architect / Director

Drone image showing St Cuthbert's, Kentmere
In 2014 Clitheroe Civic Society (CCS) embarked on the first live project in their 50-year plus history. In the absence of funds from the Local Authority (Ribble Valley Borough Council) to carry out urgent repair works to a Grade II Listed monument in the Clitheroe Castle Gardens, CCS decided to step in and see if they could raise sufficient funds to carry out the works on behalf of RVBC - and the wider community. The monument came from the Palace…

Steve Burke Dip Arch (Oxf’d) Conservation Architect

Clitheroe Civic Society Pinnacle Project Team Leader

Image showing completed Pinnacle by night with Clitheroe skyline
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