The Hidden Gem
St Mary’s, otherwise known as the “Hidden Gem”, is one of Manchester’s most loved churches. However, by the time we were called in, the 210-year-old building was beginning to fall into a state of disrepair.
We were tasked with the restoration of the front façade and church tower. To achieve this we repaired the ancient stone doorway, included stripping layer upon layer of paintwork from the central archway. We were also responsible for managing all the other trades on site, and for ensuring that the church could remain open for daily mass.
“Bullen Conservation were recommended to me and they lived up to their billing."
"Bullen Conservation have a very well organised office, and their site organisation is equally good. They also demonstrated excellent experience of stone cleaning and repointing – particularly important when you’re dealing with a building of the stature of St Mary’s.”
Christopher Langstone Architecture