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:


Team Hannan help raise £2250

Team Hannan help raise £2250

On Friday 31st March members of our engineering team played in Forever Manchester’s charity 7’s football tournament.

In total fifteen businesses from across Greater Manchester took part, to fight for the Forever Manchester Shield on FC United of Manchester’s community pitch.

Despite a few mishaps, and one accidental black eye during pre-match warm ups, our boys made it through to the semi-finals before being knocked out by Pixel Kicks (Boo!).

In total the event raised £2,250 which will go toward funding community projects across Greater Manchester.

Look out for Team Hannan taking part in future tournaments around Manchester.

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