New Build Synagogue. Salford, Manchester:
This building proven a real challenge; requiring extensive design work, setting out, carving, and fitting works. Although may of the fitting techniques were common place for us, site restrictions preventing the use of most mechanical lifting systems. The result was that over 80 tonnes of stone required lifting by hand around the site and into place. In-keeping with many Synagogue traditions, the stone used was a limestone product, with the architectural style set to match a similar building in Ukraine.
The main elements to the building included; a triple tiered moulded cornice (show clearly in the background photo to this current page) that crowns the sides of the building and towers, 4 large stone columns running up the front of the building, numerous arched windows (both circular and multi-storey), several banding/stringer courses, and finally an 'ashlar' base to the building around its entire circumference.