Working alongside Eva Jiricna Architects, best known for her unique sculptural staircases, Atelier Heritage acted as Heritage Consultant for the refurbishment of this well-loved listed King Street building in Manchester’s city centre. The end user is a luxury jeweller and we were successful in overcoming the challenge of balancing specific commercial requirements with minimal intervention to the historic features.
Having undertaken onsite analysis of historic fabric and archive research, we established the phasing of various elements and produced a Heritage Statement to support a Listed Building Consent application. The finished project features a dramatic contemporary spiral staircase and was successful in retaining views of the decorative historic ceilings. Externally, there has been a welcome return to the original colour scheme. This is one of a number of retail premises we have worked on along King Street.
Architects: Eva Jiricna Architects
Heritage Consultants: Atelier Heritage