December 2018



Following on from the successful Planning and Listed Building Consent, which were approved in May 2017, SMR teamed up with Allied Roofing and Underwood Carpenter to deliver the wholesale replacement roofing strategy for an existing Grade II Listed building, in Stockport. The existing building, a former LNWR Warehouse located on Wellington Road North (A6) was constructed in 1877 and is now operated by Safestore Self Storage.

Prior to refurbishment, the sawtooth roof fabric had exhibited evidence of deterioration, including a considerable number of leaks. The existing timber frame was maintained, and areas of damage were sympathetically repaired.

SMR Architects provided Architectural design services for the proposed works, which enabled the project to be progressed in a measured way, to ensure the character of the warehouse was retained and disruption to the historic fabric was kept to a minimum.

Quote from Andy Robinson, Safestore Construction Manager:

This was a complicated and lengthy roofing project to our Grade II listed store. I am very grateful to SMR for all their assistance in not only the design and implementation of the scheme but also the negotiations with the conservation office