Novus leads revamp of historic buildings at Central Manchester University Hospital
Grade II listed buildings at Central Manchester University Hospital are being restored to their former glory as part of a £1.5m refurbishment by Novus Property Solutions.
The buildings, located in the heart of Manchester’s Knowledge Quarter, form part of the largest clinical academic campus in Europe and the trust has appointed Novus on a measured-term contract to deliver a comprehensive programme of upgrades.
As well as carrying out refurbishment work to the buildings themselves, a team of five Novus operatives are working with a large number of sub-contractors to deliver groundwork and road alterations, as well as general repairs requested by the trust.
The works taking place will significantly improve the accessibility of the buildings, with ramps and moulded railings being included in the rebuilding of a Grade II listed wall.
One of the early challenges on site was the relocation of two flammable gas stores, and a 100-tonne crane was used in the early hours of the morning to ensure the job was completed safely and at a time when risk to hospital staff and the public was minimised.
Darren Hussey, contracts manager at Novus, said: “Novus has a long experience of delivering refurbishments and repairs, and we are excited to take on the contract at Central Manchester University Hospital.”