£4m bill for replacing panels on Manchester’s best-known skyscraper

Beetham Tower
The bill for recladding one of Manchester’s best-known buildings will reach £4m. Earlier this month the High Court ruled that landlord Ground Rents Income Fund would have to replace 1,350 glazing panels on the Beetham Tower. The panels on the 47 storey building which is home to the Hilton Hotel and cost £150m to construct will have to be replaced because of safety concerns. A survey found that the sealant used to fix the glazing panels on the building which dominates the city centre is failing. The landlord was given 1... For the full story register now for free or login below...