Restoration Works at Arkwright House, Manchester
Complete Demolition Ltd has recently completed a prestigious project on Arkwright House in Manchester City Centre.
Due to Complete Demolition’s vast experience in grade II strip-out works, they were selected as Principal Contractor on the project by Gardiner & Theobald.
The experienced site project team carried out the sympathetic internal strip-out of the building which included removal of suspended ceilings to expose original listed features, removal of partition walls and flooring and internal demolition of walls. All items were removed carefully to minimise any disturbance to the original features of the building.
Arkwright House is an impressive 7-storey office block with gigantic 3-storey Corinthian pilasters, cornices and arched windows on the ground floor. It was built in 1929 and is of the City’s most recent constructions to be listed by the Department of Environment as being of special architectural or historic interest. During World War II, the building was used as the North West Command Post of government with an office and sleeping quarters dedicated for Winston Churchill’s use during his strategic visits to the North West.