Cast Iron Case Study – Appleby Lodge

Appleby Lodge 1930’s Apartments

Project Name:

Appleby Lodge Refurbishment

Location:

Manchester

Material & Profile:

Large rectangluar hoppers, 100mm Cast Iron Eared Downpipes

Finish:

Painted BS12B29 - Midnight Green

Job specific details & scope of works

Appleby Lodge is believed to be Manchester’s first Moderne apartment block and was Grade II listed in March 2003.
The apartments were completed in 1939 and have been home to some of Manchester’s most prominent personalities.
Many Art Deco details survive, including the lavish entrance halls, which feature acid-etched glass and terrazzo staircases with steel ballustrades, brass handrails and ribbed glass panels. Each flat has a hardwood veneered front door with brass door furniture, and many apartments retain their original features.
All the first and second floor sitting-rooms have access to a balcony overlooking the attractive communal gardens.
“Built for well-heeled Mancunians, well-known residents have included Sir John Barbirolli, who is honoured in a Manchester City Council Blue Plaque from 2002” - English Heritage, 2003.
Installers Adobe CSL were responsible for the refurbishment of the rainwater system.
The reception rooms and bedrooms were originally designed to admit the maximum amount of light and air. The metal windows are due to be replaced as part of the current refurbishments.

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