Why is the tower is covered in scaffolding?

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  • 14 August 2017
Why is Manchester Cathedral tower is covered in scaffolding?

The tower at the west end of Manchester Cathedral is currently in a poor state of condition and in urgent need of repair.

The majority of the works will be in relation to the repair and consolidation of the masonry on the elevations of the tower including: stone de-scaling; the addressing of loose stone; louvres replacement; re-instatement of masonry; the removal / treatment of vegetation to the tower; the checking of the tower pinnacle and tower roof replacement.

Thanks to a grant from the First World War Centenary Cathedral Repairs Fund, we will be undertaking emergency repair works to the tower over the next ten to twelve months.

Click here to find out more about the project.