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.
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.
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
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.
The latest project for our commercial team is the base building and fit out plans for the new 146,186 ft², 5 storey regional head quarters building for BUPA at Media City. One of the biggest commercial property lettings in Greater Manchester for the last five years, the new building will see approximately 2,000 Bupa personnel relocate from two neighboring buildings.
Part of Bupa’s drive for investing in ‘The Regent’ is to occupy a building which is more environmentally sustainable through design, fit-out, location and approach to travel.
We are currently completing MEP services consultancy duties for the project which include monitoring the CAT A installations, performance design and monitoring the Cat B fit out for the development.
The main contractor for the new building is Morgan Sindall, and we join Shepherd Gilmour, Sheppard Robson, Colliers and Turner Townsend on the clients team.
The building is progressing well and is expected to be completed in April 2018.
Our newest collaboration with Omega Warrington Ltd is nearing completion.
Located at the south side of the Omega Business Park the facility for Dominos Pizza is a 117,000 sqft industrial building, consisting of a 11,141sq.ft GIA two storey office area, a gatehouse building constructed on a secured enclosed site, external car parking, HGV parking, and a service yard.
The building operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The site and associated buildings were constructed to Cat B level of services, tailored to meet the specific needs of the building Tenant.
We provided performance duties (Stage 3a Developed Design) for Cat A and Cat B Works, were established on the Developers base building specifications, and Dominos enhanced Cat B fit-out to the Offices and Plant Areas, to suit the enhance fit-out works in preparation for the full Cat C manufacturing, storage and distribution plant fit-out to the warehouse.
Additional duties included the monitoring of the MEP design contractors technical design solutions, construction works on site, and final testing and inspections for handover of the works to the Cat C fit-out contractors.
Once completed the new facility will service 450 Domino’s stores across the north, and provide over 120 jobs for people in the local area.