Situated within a conservation area in central Manchester, Gramercy House, a five-storey Victorian former warehouse and office building has been sympathetically refurbished into 10 ‘Manhattan Loft’ style apartments.
The 11,500 sq/ft building has been completely restored, creating a luxurious, modern space whilst retaining many original features. Waterproofing the existing basement has enabled full use of the entire accommodation.
Enhancing the buildings unique characteristics, many of the original features were retained, including the timber beams and cast-iron columns. The existing brickwork, trusses and purlins were sand blasted and left exposed adding to the character of the building.
The external façade has been cleaned and repointed. Stonework repairs were carried out where necessary and the original sliding sash windows were restored and reglazed.
The roof was in a poor state; therefore, the slates were completely removed and any viable slate was retained and reused. The timber work to the roof received local treatment and any severely rotted timber was replaced. A new plant deck was formed on the roof for the new AC units and ventilation system.