August 2020 Extension to the Manchester Jewish Museum ready for the outer Corten Panelling.
Work is progressing well on the new extension and the walls are now ready to be fitted with corten panelling. In addition, historic lath plastering has been undertaken within the grade II* listed area of the synagogue. This is the oldest surviving synagogue in Manchester and it has been described by English Heritage as ‘one of the highlights of Victorian Gothic architecture in the country.’ It was built in Moorish style by Jewish cotton traders from Spain and Portugal. The current £3m+ scheme has been designed by Citizens Design Bureau with works partly funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund. H.H. Smith & Sons are delighted to be main contractors on this prestigious scheme.