Join us for a site tour of Grade II listed Hanover House, Manchester, to explore how heritage buildings can be successfully retrofitted to improve building performance, while retaining conservation characteristics.

Lead Architect, Richmal Wigglesworth, presenting on the building’s histroy and the challenges and successes of the project.
Guests at the Hanover House site tour

Set within the NOMA masterplan in Manchester city centre, Hermes Investment Management and partners completed the restoration of Hanover House, transforming the Grade II listed building into an exceptional Grade A office space, blending heritage with contemporary design.

The project was featured as a case study in UKGBC’s Delivering Net Zero: Key Considerations for Commercial Retrofits earlier this year, due to the building performance upgrades and socio-economic benefits achieved, alongside a strong focus on understanding the heritage elements.

Join UKGBC and Architect, Sheppard Robson on a tour of the completed building to explore the range of sustainability interventions introduced and key lessons learned.  We will also provide an overview of UKGBC’s commercial retrofit project, and welcome you to join us for post-tour networking.

Further details TBC

Hanover House exterior

Who should attend

Any built environment professional involved in commercial retrofit, especially of heritage buildings

Why attend

  • Deepen understanding of how to retrofit heritage buildings
  • Raise awareness of key challenges and opportunities of commercial retrofit
  • Explore solutions, challenges and lessons learned first-hand
  • Network with fellow UKGBC members


  • 2:45 – Arrive at Material Source.
  • 3:00 – Welcome and Introduction, context setting, determining 3 groups for consecutive tours
  • 3:30 – 5:00 – Tours of Hanover house (3 groups)
  • 5:00 – Follow up and Q&A
  • 5:30 – Wrap up and optional networking
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Write up of course

Relevant resources

Download the slide deck here

Read Sheppard Robson’s blog here

Event details

Open to

All are welcome.