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The Athenaeum Lecture Theatre, City Art Gallery, Manchester

Client Details

  • Client Name:The Athenaeum Lecture Theatre
  • Location:Manchester

About This Project

When the City Art Gallery was given a refit and a large extension was built such was the scale of the project that for a period the gallery was closed.

Stevensons were selected to undertake the lime plaster repairs and renewals throughout the original building and the Athenaeum Lecture Theatre in particular.

  • The project was managed by Bovis and closely monitored by Heritage specialists.
  • Particular focus was given to the composition of the lime mix and place of origin to ensure the repairs and renewals were consistent with the originals.
  • The ornate lime ceiling in the Athenaeum Lecture Theatre was surveyed by Stevensons to establish the scope of works and a programme of repairs and renewals.
  • The programme included securing lime work where loose or damaged, making good all blemishes and replacing missing ornaments and plain lime work where necessary with new.

Stevensons were selected by Bovis because of their established track record with large and more complex projects and available resources.

The work was completed to the satisfaction of the Management Contractor and Client.

Stevensons regularly undertake lime repair tasks on small and large projects.