Midland Hotel, Manchester

Sector: Hotels

Main Contractor: Ramparts Interior Contracts

Client: Q Hotels

• Replication of ornate plaster mouldings
• Restoration of ornate plaster mouldings
• Manufacture and installation of bespoke GRG Lighting features

The Grade II listed Midland Hotel is one of Manchester’s most prestigious properties. Built in 1903 by the Midland Railway Company, the hotel boasts a proud history which includes having been the venue for the meeting between Charles Rolls and Henry Royce which led to the formation of the Rolls Royce company.

Ramparts Interior Contractors, who are responsible for ongoing work at both the Midland and the Queen’s Hotel, appointed Ornate Interiors on the strength of their strong reputation. The project involved the repair and restoration all the decorative plaster features.

Highly ornate cornices were restored in a number of rooms including the impressive function room and lobby area. Many repairs to arches, cornices and centrepieces were made by hand. Bespoke GRG lighting troughs were also manufactured and installed to the lobbies and bar area.

The works were a central part of the hotel’s £15 million revamp and took three months to complete.

“The intricacies of repairing delicate cornices, centrepieces and other internal architecture are best left to master craftsmen. Prestigious jobs such as this require a high degree of skill and knowledge and that is exactly what Ronnie and his team brought to the table”
Project Manager, Ramparts Interior Contracts

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