Quarry Bank Mill - Welcome Building

Armitage Construction recently completed the construction of the new Welcome building at Quarry Bank Mill following the successful restoration of the Victorian Glasshouse and Upper Gardens.

The new single storey visitor Welcome building boasts a main reception area, staff room with fitted kitchen, disabled WC and plant room. The building is full DDA compliant with a bespoke reception desk providing 3 till positions including a lowered section for disabled access. The steel frame structure was built-up with brickwork and the external walls were finished with European oak boarded cladding with marine plywood installed to the external soffit around the perimeter of the building. Works also comprised of local service alterations and mechanical and electrical installations throughout. New Scoutmoor Diamond Sawn stone was installed to the floor in the main reception area and the installation of two glazed senior screens running parallel with two auto-assisted doors were incorporated within the curtain walling. Throughout the duration of works Quarry Bank Mill remained open to the public.

"Thank you for all your great efforts in meeting the tight deadlines and for the way you interacted with the property staff and managed the site at little Moreton Hall. We are impressed with our finished project with some of the Property Managers being quite envious of our new facility."

Phyllis Bayley - The National Trust, North West Region

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National Trust – Quarry Bank Mill