All Souls Bolton restoration completes
Buro Four has completed the £4.9m restoration of grade 2*-listed All Souls Church in Bolton for the Churches Conservation Trust.
The project was funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund. It involved bringing the building back to life as a resource for the Crompton Ward offering conference, office, learning and community space as well as space for local services.
The design by OMI Architects used futuristic interconnected pods inside the building which allowed for flexible modern space without adapting the original features and structure. The project recently won an English Heritage Angel Award for The Best Rescue of Any Other Type of Historic Building.
Buro Four provided project management throughout the project including management of the HLF funding drawdowns, specialist contractors and construction.
Buro Four also worked on the renovation of Gorton Monastery, Victoria Baths, both in Manchester, and the Florence Institute in Liverpool.
David Boles, regional director at Buro Four, said: "This is a great project for us. It is always a pleasure to play a defining role in a project that will bring real benefits to individuals, business and the local community. The spirit of collaboration on this project and in all projects of this nature is always so refreshing, and we look forward to seeing All Souls flourish in the future."
The project team included Walter Carefoot & Sons as main contractor, Lambert Walker, specialist heritage sub-contractor, Alan Gardner Associates, heritage building surveyor, Poole Dick Associates, quantity surveyor, Scott Hughes Design, structural engineer, and Hoare Lea on mechanical and electrical services. Furniture was supplied by Ralph Capper Interiors, using a mixture of Greater Manchester-produced pieces as well as Italian and Danish items.
The building reopened to the public on Saturday 6 December.