NG Bailey’s engineering division has been selected to support the Our Town Hall project which will see the historic Grade 1 listed Manchester Town Hall protected for future generations.

The Ilkley-headquartered engineering and services group has been appointed by infrastructure company Lendlease, on behalf of Manchester City Council, to join it in a pre-construction services agreement (PCSA) to define the scope of work, assist in the development of the design, and work within the council’s previously agreed budget to finalise the costs for the safeguarding and partial refurbishment of the landmark building.

The Town Hall is more than 140 years old and, while it remains structurally sound, it is now seriously showing its age with many elements reaching the end of their natural lifespan. The refurbishment project will not only transform users’ experience of the building, it will also protect the building for future generations to enjoy and reduce energy costs.