Greenough & Sons secures Manchester Town Hall contract

Greenough & Sons Roofing Contractors has been appointed to deliver a £1.5 million contract to reroof part of Manchester Town Hall by lead contractor LendLease, following a competitive tender and marking the largest project in the business’s history.

The ‘phase one’ roofing contract will include removing and replacing 2,800 sq m of Cumbrian roof slate, as well as updating the roof timbers, replacing 65 tonnes of leadwork and refurbishing glazed skylights.

The slate will be sourced from the same Burlington slate quarry that was used in the original build some 150 years ago, while the old lead work will be melted down and reincorporated into the building restoration.

The company aims to start the site work on the 62-week programme in autumn this year, and will also explore and deliver ways to share its unique roofing skills with the local community and heritage enthusiast.

Jonathan Greenough, director of Greenough & Sons, said: “This is a tremendous win for the company in what is a special year as we mark our 50th anniversary.

“Our growing success in the heritage market has, over the years, been inextricably linked to our unique knowledge and skill with Welsh Slate, but a contract of this size, complexity and character demonstrates how we have evolved as a business.”