The engine house of the Stott designed former Ellenroad Ring Mill is a working steam museum in Greater Manchester, housing the largest steam engine ‘Victoria and Alexandria’ in the world.
The poor condition of the external fabric had lead to deterioration of the internal conditions, with damage occurring to the engines and the museum contents.
Emergency repairs have been carried out, including reroofing and the renewal of gutters and rainwater goods of the engine house.
Also within the project were repairs to windows to prevent water ingress and the ventilation of the engine house to guard against condensation.
The building is listed and is also a scheduled ancient monument. The repairs were funded by English Heritage under the Grants for Historic Buildings, Monuments and Designed Landscapes Scheme.
We have been appointed as architects for a further series of works, aimed at improving volunteer and visitor facilities, interpretation and access. The alterations will also providing more appropriate conservation heating (to reduce condensation and corrosion). A further phase of works is planned to carry out roof repairs to the adjacent boiler house.