We are celebrating 30 years of Hannan Associates!

We are celebrating 30 years of Hannan Associates!

We are delighted to be celebrating our 30th birthday!

We have been privileged to work on many landmark projects over the years and have witnessed significant development within the built environment and the construction industry.

We value the many relationships we have formed and enjoy the challenges we face as part of the various teams in which we have a place.

Although much has changed over the last three decades, our core principles have remained the same. We strongly believe in developing personal connections with our clients by understanding their own individual needs, and using our engineering skills and commercial awareness to deliver genuine benefits. We continue to ask ourselves how can we make a difference and deliver buildings in a cost effective, and environmentally sensitive manner.

Thank you to all our clients and colleagues for continuing to use or recommend us. We look forward to the next 30 years…….

Stagecoach arrives at Stockport Exchange

Stagecoach arrives at Stockport Exchange

Bus operator Stagecoach are planning to relocate around 200 roles by the end of the year, after signing a 15-year lease on 33,000 sq ft within the recently completed One Stockport Exchange office. The 55,000 sq ft building is part of the wider £145m redevelopment in the heart of Stockport, by Muse Developments in partnership with Stockport Council.

The remaining office is currently in the process of being let, and a new Sainbury’s Local is now open on the ground floor. In addition to this local coffee shop operator Cafelito has leased the remaining 2,400 sq ft ground floor unit and is set to open soon.

We are proud to continue our role in the team through the second phase of the scheme, after working on the first phase, a 1,000 space multi-storey car park operated by NCP, which was completed in 2014. Once finished, Stockport Exchange will deliver up to 375,000 sq ft of offices and 28,000 sq ft of commercial floor space.

Vision Tameside Phase 2 Update

Vision Tameside Phase 2 Update

Construction on the new Joint Public Service Centre and Advanced Skills Centre at Vision Tameside is progressing rapidly. The building, which Tameside Council will share with Tameside College replaces TAC, the council’s recently demolished administrative complex.

 

The new centre will be roughly the same height as the TAC at around 22 metres. It will however be significantly smaller in terms of space, and has been designed to be energy efficient, with solar panels being an integral feature of the roof. The project is due to open in 2018 and a video of the demolition process of the TAC can be seen below.

 

 

 

 

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Green Light for Rochdale Riverside

Green Light for Rochdale Riverside

Rochdale Borough Council have approved plans for a new £70 million, shopping and leisure development that will drastically change its town centre. The project is being delivered jointly by Genr8 Developments and Kajima, in partnership with the council.

Reel Cinema, Next and M&S have already signed up for the scheme, with phase one set to deliver around 24 shops, restaurants and leisure facilities, across an excess of 200,000 square feet.

Our duties include MEP design consultancy services for the base build shell and core elements and landlords areas, Including thermal modelling and Part L analysis for each of the buildings.  Hannan Associates have worked closely with other members of the design team to develop innovative, landmark buildings, with effective and efficient building services solutions to meet the needs for each particular building.

Due to the nature of the development and location of the site, our role has also involved extensive dialogue and negotiations with all utility providers in the area, to deal with the extensive major utility diversions that will be necessary on and around the site, as well as dealing with the new supply connection requirements.

Rochdale Riverside is the latest edition to our list of town and city centre regeneration schemes that include Salford, Chester, Stoke, Wakefield, Blackpool, Dorchester, Doncaster and Stockport.

Bringing historic buildings back to life at Kampus

Bringing historic buildings back to life at Kampus

The second phase of the £250M regeneration Kampus project has begun, with planning permission having been submitted for two derelict 19th century former warehouse buildings.

Minto & Turner and Minshull House, listed for their historical interest, are thought to have the only remaining untouched cobble street in Manchester running between them. Little David street will once again be open to the public after years of restricted access once the project is complete.

Many of the original features of the buildings have survived intact, and joint developers The English Cities Fund and Henry Boot are looking to follow a sensitive restoration plan to preserve as much of them as possible. The two warehouses will provide 59 characterful loft apartments along with circa 14,000 sq ft commercial space. As a fusion of old and new this important part of the Kampus masterplan will be a place to meet, socialise and enjoy the best independent bars and restaurants Manchester has to offer.

Hannan Associates played a key role in the design team from conception to Stage 3. Our design input included the thermal modelling needed to define the performance and specification of the envelope and the development of the energy and sustainability strategies to support the planning submission. In addition to the MEP design associated with the apartments our work included the development of flexible fit out options for the retail and restaurant units in the development.

Cooling down in the Caribbean

Cooling down in the Caribbean

We have been appointed to provide design advice and support in the specification of external cooling for the Camana Bay mixed use development in the Cayman Islands.

Envisioned over 20 years ago by Ken Dart to be the most livable and workable community in the Caribbean, Camana Bay is a 600-achre town that spans from sea to sea. Embodying the New Urban philosophy of live, work and play the site consists of thoughtfully designed commercial, residential, educational and recreational facilities.

 

 

Our work on the new development involves the consideration and development of trials for cooling system options to improve the comfort of tourists and locals using the external environment with a combination of shading and mechanical options.

For more information you can take a virtual tour of the site by clicking here:

 

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