Facade repairs and restoration, Manchester City Centre

Lyons delivered on time and on budget for specialist FM client.

The bank’s façade had suffered deterioration to balusters at the top of the building, ball finial and upper level hood moulds. It’s common in buildings of this period to find spalling, but in some areas the stonework had become unsafe — a real concern since it was high above a busy city centre street in Manchester.

Time was of the essence. The bank’s FM contractor called in Lyons to carry out a condition assessment. After producing an MEWP survey, detailed report and proposed schedule of works, in conjunction with the FM company, we were appointed to repair and restore the damaged stonework.

Site preparations began. Given the urgency, the team carried out detailed templates so that the stone could be sawn and shaped out in our workshop as quickly as was humanly possible. Of course, ensuring public safety was crucial — especially to protect pedestrians and bank staff on the street below. Once all risks had been assessed and mitigated, the team pulled out all the stops, successfully fixing the new stonework on site and completing other isolated surface repairs — all on time and on budget.

Details of Work Included:

  • Detailed masonry condition survey

  • Scheduling and templating for masonry

  • Cutting out of deteriorated masonry
  • Production of new masonry including new balusters, finial and hood mould indents

  • Fixing of new masonry produced

  • Pointing to match existing

  • Isolated surface repairs to building