£1.5m heritage roofing contract for firm celebrating 50th anniversary
Anglesey-based Greenough & Sons Roofing Contractors has secured a £ 1.5 million contract to re-roof Manchester’s iconic Manchester City Hall in the center of Manchester.
The family business has been appointed after a public tender to bring forward the first phase of the roof restoration project of main contractor LendLease.
The win represents the largest single project in the company’s history and will be delivered as part of the restoration of the historic Grade II listed building.
The contract includes the removal and replacement of 2,800 m2 of Cumbrian roof slates, updating of the roof structure, replacement of 65 tons of leadwork and refurbishment of glass skylights.
Greenough aims to begin work on the grounds of the 62-week program in the fall of 2021 and will also explore and deliver ways to share its unique roofing skills with the local community and heritage enthusiasts.
The company said the project was a further recognition of its reputation for working on historically sensitive heritage roofing projects in Wales and the North West of England.
Managing Director Jonathan Greenough said: “Manchester Town Hall’s contract is a tremendous win for the company in this important year as we celebrate our 50th anniversary.th years in operation.
“Our growing success in the heritage market has been inseparable over the years from our unique knowledge and skill with Welsh slate, and a high-profile contract of this magnitude and complexity demonstrates how we have developed as a company.”
He added: “The contract also pays tribute to David Greenough, my late father who founded the company in 1971 and sadly passed away in May 2020 at the age of 78.
“We will be announcing a series of events in the coming months to mark the half century of the company and my father’s legacy.”
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