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.
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:
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.