The poor condition of the former Bargain Booze/ Cellar 5 building on Elliott Street meant that emergency repairs to stabilise the structure were a priority for the project, with work to restore the historic shop front scheduled later. Following a detailed inspection by the project team, the scope of works included replacement of front elevation timber beam with steel beam, new steel work internally, and tying of internal walls to the adjacent to gable wall.
Kate Mitchell, For Tyldesley Project Manager, said ‘we were faced with a rapidly deteriorating building so time was of the essence. We appreciate the support of the owner in getting this time-sensitive work done quickly, which will allow us to move on to restoring the shopfront’.
Once the structural repairs were completed, we were able to move on to restoring the traditional style shopfront and two timber frame sash windows to the first floor. The shopfront design is a modern interpretation of the traditional shopfront design as seen in historical photographs, including traditional features such as decorative timber pilasters, timber fascia and corbel blocks.
Cellar 5 is now open as a stylish cocktail bar on the high street and has proved very popular since opening in March 2023.