Stockport Hat Museum
Updated: Sep 6, 2022
Location: Manchester, UK
Client: Stockport Council
Description: Former 8 Storey Hatting Warehouse; this building was built in around 1800 with a solid construction comprising of cast-iron columns and vaulted brick arched ceilings. A refurbishment of all the external elevations was carried out with new windows, new skylight window openings to the attic floor, two new lift shafts and a new fire exit staircase, the three lower floors were converted into the Stockport Hatting Museum. We carried out this design for Stockport Council with an internal two-story extension inside the courtyard from the Wellington road South entrance to a lower ground floor courtyard.
Conversion of a derelict, 8-storey and grade II listed building. The first three storeys of this
site comprise what is widely recognized today as Stockport's Hatting Museum. In addition to the full refurb of the listed property, we here created an internal three-storey extension within the courtyard of the site, with the above floors making up 42 new self-contained residential units.