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Band on the Wall Refurbishment

Band On The Wall Projects - Ridge & Partners LLP

The client, Inner City Music, required a complete refurbishment of the historic music venue known as ‘Band on the Wall’ in Manchester’s northern quarter. The venue comprises two properties, Band on the Wall and the Picture House. The latter is Grade II Listed and both buildings are situated within the local conservation area. The two properties were refurbished substantially and linked together to create an interconnected bar and performance space as well as offices above.

The scheme entailed a number of challenges, which experts at Ridge helped the client overcome, drawing on our long history of successful refurbishment projects. A key issue was that access to the site was restricted due to its location on a high street. This created significant traffic management issues in the planning and delivery of the scheme, which we tackled successfully.

Works included the partial demolition and stabilisation of an adjacent, semi-derelict building and the stripping out and dismantling of internal structures and services from within the Band on the Wall and Picture House buildings. Further works encompassed the erection of internal steelwork, the wholesale alteration of the existing internal layout to allow for partition walls and the replacement windows and doors.

Externally, the project entailed underpinning to the existing gable walls, a replacement roof, external façade remedial repair and renewal works as well as a glazed rooflight feature area. Internal works ranged from building services installations to finishes. Ridge managed health and safety from inception to completion of all works, including the transition between planning supervisor to CDM co-ordinator.

Band On The Wall Projects - Ridge & Partners LLP

Band On The Wall Projects - Ridge & Partners LLP


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