Ardwick lime works: A Manchester case study

Ardwick lime works: A Manchester case study
Would you be surprised if we told you that more properties are at risk from non-coal mining activity in Greater Manchester than from former coal mines?

In 2020, Manchester was home to over half a million people, a function of the boom the city has experienced  since the industrial revolution. It boasts the UK’s first working canal, the first inner-city railway and became one of the largest producers of cotton.

But Manchester has lesser known but significant roots in mining and minerals. The Ardwick Limestone Mines (Ardwick Lime Works) were a complex enterprise of quarrying and subsurface extraction that lies hidden beneath today’s densely populated, bustling city.

Download the Ardwick Lime Works Case Study

To find out how the historical lime works put properties around Manchester at risk, download our brand new case study.

Download the Case Study


Stay up to date with Groundsure by following us on Twitter.

Back to Groundblog


Oct 27, 2021

Tom Harvey-James