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Manchester Cathedral Balustrade

Manchester’s Grade I Listed Cathedral dates back to the middle ages and has undergone extensive historical additions, alterations and conservation during its long history.

As part of Manchester Cathedrals most recent restoration project, we were asked to produce two runs of handrail balustrade to the pulpitum, situated on each side of the new organ to increase the handrail height to a safe level.

We manufactured two bespoke solid bronze handrails with “antiqued” brass infills, supported on forged steel legs and baseplates.

We cast the handrails in phosphor bronze, with a design and finish to match several other handrails we have produced elsewhere in the Cathedral.

Upon completion of the balustrade the architect, John Prichard commented “I am very pleased with the balustrade – you do not notice it against the backdrop of the organ – which in my terms is success!”

The finished handrail balustrade provides safety and privacy for the organists.

The finished handrail balustrade provides safety and privacy for the organists.

Manchester Cathedral Balustrade -
Manchester Cathedral Balustrade -

Project Details

  • Architect: Lloyd Evans Prichard