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Manchester Seeking Contractor For Town Hall Refurb
Manchester Town Hall is one of the city centre’s most iconic buildings and plans for its refurbishment have moved a step closer this week, with the council announcing that it’s now seeking a management contractor to deliver the project.
Construction Enquirer explained that the revamp is expected to take four years once it gets underway, and will cost around £190 million to complete.
The management contractor will be responsible for sourcing all the subcontractors for the scheme, and ensuring that it is delivered within the set timeframe. This could mean that they will be looking for a scaffolding company in Manchester to assist with the refurb.
The scope of the refurbishment is wide ranging, covering external repairs to the drains, stonework and roof, as well as “significant work” to the ventilation, heating, electrics and lifts within the building.
Later this month, Manchester City Council will be running an event for local businesses to explain the “wide range of work packages” being offered during the town hall’s refurbishment.
According to the council, there will be over 100 work packages during the six-year duration of the works, which will cover everything from the external building work to landscaping in Albert Square and conservation work on the town hall’s heritage features.
The council added that it is keen to work with local businesses and contractors where possible, with deputy leader of Manchester city council councillor Bernard Priest stressing that they want local firms to come and find out more about how they can be involved.
“This incredibly important, once-in-a-lifetime project has the potential to really benefit the Manchester economy and through events such as this, we will ensure that as many locally based firms as possible have the chance to be part of it,” he stated.
Businesses can sign up to attend the event online, which will be held on 28 February at the Town Hall.