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City Group wins contract to provide renovation work to iconic landmark in Preston

City Group Managed Services has secured the contract to provide high-level restoration and repair work to the 56-metre-tall, Grade II listed Chimney at Tulketh Mill in Preston, as part of the ongoing preservation of the iconic local landmark.  

The historic Tulketh Mill Chimney is undergoing a remedial repair project following the outcome of a recent pre-planned inspection report.

Preston-based facilities management firm, City Group Managed Services, is managing the project in partnership with Envirosafe Consultants, who are responsible for managing the compliance with relevant health and safety legislation, and Rafferty’s, who are carrying out the critical work of replacing the tension bands to the chimney stack and also repointing the top 20 metres of brickwork.

Over the years, the chimney’s tension bands have suffered from weathering and corrosion, which has weakened their integrity. The repair work is essential for the chimney’s stability, longevity, and public health and safety.

Tulketh Mill is a historic grade II listed building and iconic landmark that has played a significant role in the city’s industrial past. It was built in 1905 as part of the Tulketh Spinning Company’s complex, and the mill was originally used for cotton spinning and weaving, and later housed a variety of other industries before falling into disuse in the 1980s. Today, the mill stands as a testament to Preston’s industrial heritage and is currently undergoing a transformation into a modern, mixed-use development. With its stunning architecture, rich history, and prime location, Tulketh Mill is a hub of activity and a thriving community space for local businesses.  

Jen Cole, City Group’s Co-Founder said: “We were delighted to have been chosen to work on such a prestigious project alongside Rafferty’s in our home city of Preston. Everyone in Preston knows Tulketh Mill, it has been a part of the local landscape for over 100 years. We are all thrilled to have been awarded the contract, its not often such significant projects are awarded for historic structures with consideration to building preservation alongside strict health and safety management, and we are proud of now being a part of the history of Tulketh Mill.”

City Group Managed Services is responsible for the overall project management, ensuring that the work is completed on time and within budget.

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