Work Begins on 2 New Bailey

Work Begins on 2 New Bailey

Main contractor Bowmer & Kirkland have begun enabling works on the site of  2 New Bailey Square, marking the beginning of construction for the latest part of English Cities Fund’s Salford Central regeneration scheme.

The  270,000 sq ft development will have 190,000 sq ft net space to let, and will consist of 10 floors each with its own outdoor terrace, topped by a green roof and winter garden. There will be parking for 48 cars, storage for 100 cycles, and street level facilities including showers for cyclists and a commercial space.

We are providing MEP and BREEAM services to the new office development after having previously worked on the Slate Yard PRS apartment scheme, NCP multi-storey car park, and Premier Inn Hotel parts of the masterplan.

We are joined on the project team for 2 New Bailey Square by architects AHMM, cost consultants Capita, and structural engineers Integra Consulting. JLL and Cushman & Wakefield are the joint agents on the scheme.

The client behind 2 New Bailey ‘English Cities Fund’ is a joint venture between Muse Developments, Legal & General and Homes & Communities Agency.

Timekeepers Square CTA Finalist

Timekeepers Square CTA Finalist

Timekeepers Square developed by English Cities Fund in conjunction with Salford City Council has been named as a Regional Finalist at this year’s Civic Trust Awards.

English Cities Fund (ECf) is a joint venture between Muse Developments, Legal & General and the Homes & Communities Agency, Timekeepers Square is the second of ECf’s residential developments in the Chapel Street area.

After completing work on the Vimto Gardens residential development we were pleased to be invited back to provide MEP performance, design and monitoring duties for the development that comprises of six terraces of 36 two, three and four bed townhouses.

The site has been shortlisted for numerous awards since it’s completion and has been named Best Multiple Residential Project at the 2017 Manchester Society of Architects Awards. It also won the award for best Urban Regeneration at the 2017 Brick Awards, for its forward thinking, integration into the local street pattern, and high quality design.

Established in 1959, the Civic Trust Awards is the longest standing built environment awards scheme in Europe. The aim of the Civic Trust Awards is to encourage the very best in architecture and environmental design, to improve the built environment for us all through design, sustainability, inclusiveness and accessibility, but also to reward projects that offer a positive cultural, social, economic or environmental benefit to their local communities.

All Regional Finalists will now be considered by the National Panel for a National, International Award or Commendation, and successful schemes will be notified in mid-December.

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No.3 Arena Central pre-let

No.3 Arena Central pre-let

Arena Central, Birmingham’s first speculative office scheme since the recession, has secured a 25 year lease for 240,000 sq ft of office space to the UK Government.

The Government has committed to take the full 3 Arena Central building, which will sit at the heart of the nine acre mixed use regeneration site. The new 14 floor building is to house approx 3,500 civil servants across a number of government services, including the Midlands regional hub for HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).

Having already worked on the neighbouring 2 Arena Central, Hannan Associates are providing MEP Performance Duties, Site Infrastructure Services & BREEAM Assessment for the scheme being delivered by ACDL, a joint venture led by Miller Developments.

We are very pleased to be working alongside Make Architects, Gillespies Landscape Architects, Arcadis and WSP on the design team and main contractor Galliford Try.

We are also providing MEP support for Gillespie’s exciting public realm proposals for the development and MEP support for the alterations to the existing basement car park.

New look for Stoke City

New look for Stoke City

The end is finally here for Stoke City’s newly renovated and expanded Bet 365 Stadium, completing a 6 month upgrade project.

Construction began in March this year with the infill of the South East Corner Stand to create additional seating and concourse, including diversions and maintaining current services. This brings the capacity of the stadium to over 30,000 and upgrades the accessible seating in all stands to comply with Premiere league and government guidance. The stadium now offers 12 platforms for disabled supporters, all fitted with elevators for wheelchair users and persons with limited mobility.

stoke city football club – the bet365 Stadium 2017 – © phil greig 2017 – created by phil greig greigphoto.com for stokecityfc.com

Improvements have also been made to the stadiums media capabilities with both the south east and north west corners now having permanent fitted media screens, and a new media control suite having been created in the north west corner.

Other improvements include alterations to the south stand segregation for away fans to allow flexibility of use, new toilets, new catering facilities, and 17,000 new red and white seats installed to give the 20-year-old stadium an updated new look.

Hannan Associates were very pleased to work alongside AFL Architects on this project.

stoke city football club – Stoke City v Arsenal 19th AUGUST 2017 Premier League game at the bet365 Stadium 2017 – © phil greig 2017 – created by phil greig greigphoto.com for stokecityfc.com

Photographs © Phil Greig, Stoke City

 

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Peaks and Plains new HQ revealed

Peaks and Plains new HQ revealed

Peaks & Plains Housing Trust have moved into their brand new head office after it’s recent refit, in the wake of their 10 year anniversary. The refurbishment of it’s 11,500 square foot premises at Ropewalks, Macclesfield was designed by BAND Architects.

The new layout reflects the vibrant communities that Peaks & Plains works with across Cheshire, by creating a homely feel whilst bringing together its core operations into a single working environment.

We provided the outline design of the MEP services and carried out a technical checking role for the client, reviewing both the detailed design of the Contractor and also the site installation works.

We were appointed as MEP Design consultants on the project alongside BAND Architects, Abacus Cost Management, Brown and Bancroft Interiors, JMC Contractors and Kinnarps Workspace Solutions.

 

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