MJ Finnigan were appointed as demolition contractor for the demolition of the United Reform Church Sunday School as part of the Inspire Levenshulme Lottery funded project in north Manchester. The works were conducted on behalf of Manchester Methodist Housing and CSC Construction and were awarded on a price quality basis with the method of demolition of paramount importance to the client.
The school adjoined the main church building which was to remain and fronted directly onto Stockport Road which is widely recognised as one of the busiest main road in and out of Manchester City Centre. Further restrictions were found on the other two elevations which included a number of live commercial outlets to the left and a densely populated residential area to the rear.
The structure was a 20 metre tall building with a 45 degree roof supported on curved timber support beams. The nature of the buildings construction and the surrounding environment made deconstruction and hand demolition the only feasible method.
The building was fully enclosed with an independent scaffold support system which was also debris netted on all elevations. This allowed operative to work from the scaffold and carry out the hand demolition along the Stockport Road Elevation. The timber support beams were carefully lifted out by our specialist high reach demolition excavator leaving the four external walls to be dismantled by hand.
The stone facia to the front of the Church was salvaged for future re use in the next stage of the development, as was other items of historical interest to the Church such as the stained glass windows, and a number of ancient tiles bearing the names of its founder members.
Brian Stafford the Clients site manager was very complimentary upon completion of the works. “The building was demolished with care and consideration for the local neighbours and was taken down in a safe manner reducing the risk of collapse.” canadian pharmacy Combivent.