The Place Aparthotel, Ducie Street, Manchester is in the heart of central Manchester boasting 166 high quality rooms. Appointed to carry out the full refurbishment of the Warehouse, Styles and Wood commissioned PSN to deliver both internal and external painting to the whole of the Grade II listed warehouse including all 166 apartments with 7 types of Rooms, starting with a compact Studios to spacious Penthouses and 2 Bed duplex apartments.
The external includes 200 wooden windows which needed to be fully prepped and filled followed by a 3coat Dulux system, using colours that had been agreed with the English Heritage and the Hotel Management. Safe access to all areas was provided using a combination of full height scaffolding and three different MEWPS (mobile elevated work platforms), which were selected to provide access to parts of the building which were hard to reach.
Daily meetings were scheduled with the Styles and Wood and the Hotel Management to ensure that works were coordinated to maintain the safety of all operatives during the execution of our works. This was particularly important when coordinating the movement and placing of the MEWPS when work was taking place and when they needed to be stored, unobtrusively, when not in use.