Director Lisa McFarlane, and now husband Lee, hosted their ‘big day’ in a very special building close to their hearts.
Lisa has been leading the conservation and renovation of the magnificent Edgar Wood designed Grade II* Listed, Long Street Methodist Church in Middleton, for the last 18 months on behalf of the Greater Manchester Building Preservation Trust. So, what better way to showcase the building’s re-invention than to host her very own wedding and reception within the church and associated school buildings which provided a stunning backdrop of Edgar Wood’s masterpiece.
Long Street, frequently noted as ‘a real Arts & Crafts gem’, is widely regarded as being one of the most architecturally significant building in Europe. The project required the careful balance of appropriate repair and restoration that enabled a sustainable long-term use after many years of being underutilised, and is now is able to host community events, conferences and … weddings!
… and to top off an already wonderful news update, we are delighted to confirm that the school building just been taken off the Historic England Heritage at Risk Register.
Read more from Historic England on the project here: https://historicengland.org.uk/whats-new/in-your-area/north-west/heritage-at-risk-2019/
Photos courtesy of Andy Wardle Photography.