The White Lion, Stockport

Bowker Sadler Architecture collaborated with Stockport Heritage Planners and THT Developments Ltd to convert this iconic Grade II Listed building at the heart of Stockport into 11 affordable apartments and a ground floor restaurant.

Left empty over ten years and subject to rot through the ravages of weather and vandalism, the building was in a poor state when we started work, which required a detailed strategy for the careful restoration of the old pub hotel to its former glory, as a fine example of the early Edwardian Arts & Crafts Movement of the 1900’s.

Many features, both inside and out, had to be retained, including the grand staircase and the stained glass windows, and capping it all, the copper dome and flagstaff.

Working closely with specialist heritage companies, the dome was stripped, the timber frame re-made and re-coppered, all the stained glass windows were removed taken to the works and repaired using traditional lead canes and fragments of original glass.

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