We're thrilled to say that we have begun conservation work at Manchester Town Hall as part of the UK's largest historic building conservation project. Working alongside Lend Lease and conservation architects at Purcell, we've been commissioned to take care of the glass to the Great Hall, Great Staircase, and the Bees Landing, the jewels in the crown of this magnificent town hall building.
Both of our studios will be working on this project through 2021 and 2022, applying our glass conservation expertise to these outstanding windows, a key part of Manchester's built heritage. The project will see all of the windows carefully surveyed and catalogued, then removed from the building for intricate work at the conservation studios, before being reinstated.
Recclesia has committed to provide a number of employment and training benefits as part of our committment to investing in Manchester, including recruiting to three traineeship positions which will see traditional skills being handed down to a new wave of stained glass conservators and glaziers, nurturing and securing a vibrant future for our ancient crafts. As an accredited Living Wage Employer, Recclesia is committed to developing and training its specialist workforce whilst ensuring that our apprentice staff can afford to train in heritage skills on a long term basis, and that we create a meaningful skills legacy for Manchester.