Manchester-based building restoration firm launches

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Construction and historic building restoration firm is set to launch in the Greater Manchester area, bringing jobs for local craftsmen

Restoration in Manchester will be given a boost following the launch of a new construction and historic buildings restoration company.

The firm is a subsidiary of HB&C Investments Ltd, which is owned by South African businessman Gordon Verhoef. The Manchester branch will work alongside its sister business Heritage Building & Conservation to undertake restoration projects across the UK.

Firm led by heritage experts

Heritage Building & Conservation (NW) will be based in Irlam, Greater Manchester. The office will be led by Adrian Walker, whose experience includes stonemasonry and conservation. Walker has worked on a number of historic restoration projects including Manchester and Shrewsbury cathedrals.

Walker said: “This is an entirely new and separate company with a fresh team, bags of energy, top-level heritage buildings experience and a bright future thanks to our backing from a South African businessman recognised internationally for his work in the historic buildings sector and preserving traditional craft skills.”

The firm also has an office in York, which is led by historic building specialist Chris Quinn and former stonemason Sam Weller. Quinn’s experience in the heritage building sector spans 12 years.

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