The Hacienda Night Club
Fac 51 The Haçienda (better known simply as The Haçienda) was a nightclub and music venue in Manchester. It became most famous during the "Madchester" years of the late 1980s and early 1990s; during the 1990s it was labeled the most famous club in the world by Newsweek magazine. The Haçienda opened in 1982, and despite considerable and persistent financial troubles survived until 1997 – during much of this time the club was mainly supported by record sales from New Order. The Haçienda is associated with the rise of acid house and rave music.
In 1987 we were contacted by The Haçienda in regards to a faulty tap washer. Upon completing the job they decided they liked us so much that we became their main contractor for all refurbishments and maintenance repairs until their doors finally closed in 1997. We undertook maintenance to their four outlets which included; recording studio headquarters in Cheetham Hill, The Haçienda nightclub , their Factory offices on princess street and Dry Bar which they owned on Oldham Street.
One of the biggest projects regarding Fac 51 was a £2 million refurbishment to the external envelope of The Haçienda which included 10 number of brickwork murals, stained glass windows, acid cleaning and repointing of the complete building, repairs and redecorations to 365 windows and a full upgrade to the external premises and complete airport style lighting to the external envelope. We remained their main contractors until the company went into voluntary liquidation.