Meet the Team Q&A: Hayley Sheppard

Meet the Team Q&A: Hayley Sheppard

Name: Hayley Sheppard

Role: BREEAM & Sustainability Consultant

How did you become a BREEAM & Sustainability Consultant?

I was interested in the environment. I was brought up in the countryside and as a kid I always noticed things like littering and it upset me. I always had a real sense of wanting to protect the environment.   

I studied Environmental Management and Sustainability at University and my first job out of Uni was for a local company offering Carbon accreditations. This leant itself really well working with companies and assessing their performance in relation to sustainability.

What’s your favourite thing about your job?

I do enjoy the project management aspect, completing projects and getting certificates is satisfying. I also love seeing innovative technologies and building solutions – it never ceases to amaze me how ingenious humans can be to solve problems. I also love noseying around sites and new buildings before they open to the public!

Out of all the projects you’ve been involved with have you got a favourite and why?

My first BREEAM certificate was quite a special one; it was a new university building in Liverpool so that was memorable. My favourite current project is probably the Ralli Quays office building in Salford. The design team is really proactive and pushing the boundaries with this building and it’s exciting to watch it unfold.

How has the industry changed since you first started your career?

When I did my degrees, the industry was really starting to gain momentum. I would say that is still building and there is so much more ‘noise’ around sustainability, but I’m not sure it’s translating into enough action

What do you like to do when you’re not working?

I enjoy being active; riding my horse, mountain biking and walking the dog with my partner, we also love going out for tea!

If you weren’t an engineer, what would you be?

I tried to be a professional horse rider out of college and I wasn’t brave enough! So I’d probably be a psychologist. I am very interested in mental health and do believe it is intrinsically linked to achieving a sustainable society.

Hayley Sheppard

Hayley Sheppard

BREEAM & Sustainability Consultant

Email: [email protected]

Phone: +44(0)161 337 2200

Planning Submitted for Swizzels at Ma6nitude

Planning Submitted for Swizzels at Ma6nitude

Hannans are currently working for Tritax Symmetry, providing MEP Consultancy for the delivery of a 158,000 sq ft manufacturing facility for Swizzels Matlow.

The new facility will be an expansion of the confectioner’s current manufacturing capability and involves a significant additional investment in new manufacturing plant and machinery.

A planning application for the project has been submitted.

We are very pleased to join AEW Architects, RPS and Shepherd Gilmour on the project design team.

MA6NITUDE is one of the North West’s largest manufacturing and logistics parks and is based in Middlewich close to junction 18 of the M6 motorway. The park is already home to B&M Retail, Wincanton and Kuehne + Nagel and there is capacity to deliver a further 2.2m sq ft of new manufacturing and logistics space.

Hannan Associates are experts in Building Services Engineering and Infrastructure solutions for the industrial sector and In total we have helped our clients with the development of over 3.0 million square feet of industrial and logistics space. Please click here to see our Industrial and Logistics Brochure:

 

If you would like to talk to us about a future project please get in touch.

 

Jamie Hall

Jamie Hall

Director

Email: [email protected]

Phone: +44(0)161 337 2200

Planning Submitted for Store Street Manchester

Planning Submitted for Store Street Manchester

Amidst all the difficulties, it has been great to see positive news emerging from our industry; signs that deals are still being done, clients pushing forward with development plans and the planning system still moving. 

We were very pleased to see the Store Street residential scheme submitted for planning in April. 

Store Street is an affordable housing scheme situated along the Ashton Canal in the Piccadilly Village area of Manchester. The scheme, being developed by Clarion Housing and H20 Urban, includes 63 new apartments and 3 town houses, which are to be constructed over 11 storeys. 

Hannan Associates have been appointed to develop the MEP services design, undertake design stage Part L Compliance checks and to produce an Energy Statement in support of the planning application which has been submitted to Manchester City Council. 

The apartments consist of one and two bed types and are contained within a triangular shaped block on the lower levels, with a more traditional block tower construction emanating at six storeys high. Each of the 2-bed town houses is enveloped by the building and are constructed over ground and the first level, with each being accessed directly off Store Street. 

At handover, fifty percent of the car parking spaces will be supplied by electric vehicle charge points, with passive provision for the remaining 50% of spaces. Secure cycle storage has also been included and a proportion of ‘green space’ incorporated into the scheme design by provision of an accessible terrace area on the sixth level.

It is currently proposed that an ‘all-electric’ services strategy will be adopted for both the apartments and the town houses in order to help future-proof the homes and contribute towards Manchester’s 2038 Net Zero Carbon Target.

Other members of the team include AHR Architects, WSP, Chroma Consulting and Walker Sime. 

Hannans have supported our clients with the delivery of residential accommodation to the value of around £400M in recent years. We have played a key role in developments for the For Sale, Private Rental, High End, Social and Retirement markets. To find out more about our Residential experience please click here to see our brochure: 

If you would like to talk to us about a future project please get in touch.

Jamie Hall

Jamie Hall

Director

Email: [email protected]

Phone: +44(0)161 337 2200

Meet the Team Q&A: Tom Cutt

Meet the Team Q&A: Tom Cutt

Name: Tom Cutt

Role: Mechanical Design Engineer

Years at Hannans: 5

How did you become a building services engineer?

During my time at school and college I worked in a garage assisting with car repairs and services, as I had always wanted to own and maintain my own classic car. Alongside my interest in mechanics and how things work, I found myself performing better in science-based subjects, which meant a degree in Mechanical Engineering was the ideal course.

After completing my degree, I returned to work as a bar supervisor whilst searching for permanent jobs. My employer had previously run an engineering firm and he recommended Hannan’s. After making initial contact, I was invited to two interviews and started with Hannan soon after.

What’s your favourite thing about your job?

I find it really satisfying to get involved on a project at an early stage and develop the M&E strategies, begin to present these on drawings, then see the various services installed as drawn when the project advances to construction phases.

Out of all the projects you’ve been involved with have you got a favourite and why?

The majority of my experience stems from the commercial and residential sectors and of these projects one of my favourites has been the Oakfield 4 development, which is currently under construction at Cheadle Royal Business Park.

The building is modest in size, however the design team have had to overcome a number of challenges as a result of some tenant specific requirements. The proposed tenant is a prestigious American multi-national chemical corporation, who will use the building as their new UK headquarters and incorporates research & development facilities.

How has the industry changed since you first started your career?

Even in the relatively short time I’ve been in the industry; there has been a significant shift towards BIM protocol and Revit, which helps in co-ordinating with other disciplines early on in the design stages of a project.

What do you like to do when you’re not working?

In my spare time I try to keep active both in the gym and by running. I also play rugby and (try to play) golf.

If you weren’t an engineer, what would you be?

If I wasn’t an engineer; I would have liked to join one of the armed forces.  

 

 

Thomas Cutt

Thomas Cutt

Mechanical Design Engineer

Email: [email protected]

Phone: +44(0)161 337 2200

Mountpark Warrington Omega II Progressing on Site

Mountpark Warrington Omega II Progressing on Site

Mountpark Warrington Omega phase II is the latest development at Omega South distribution park.

This state-of-the-art logistics development funded by Mountpark Logistics comprises three units of 307,807 sq ft, 225,312 sq ft and 203,180 sq ft.

Each unit will include a rooftop solar PV array and battery storage that will meet about 50 per cent of the facility’s incoming supply capacity.

Hannans are providing MEP design and monitoring services, infrastructure services consultancy and BREEAM assessment.

We are pleased to join Chetwood Architects, Doig & Smith, WSP and Projex Solutions on the project design team, and the principal contractor McLaren Construction.

The scheme is under construction and the first two units are due to be complete by January 2021.

The Hannan industrial & logistics team have been involved with the development of Omega Business Park since 2012; providing Building Services & Utility Infrastructure consultancy to Omega Warrington Ltd and several of the tenants across both the North and South sites.

Hannan Associates are experts in Building Services Engineering and Infrastructure solutions for the industrial sector and In total we have helped our clients with the development of over 3.0 million square feet of industrial and logistics space. Please click here to see our brochure:

If you would like to talk to us about a future project please get in touch.

John Walker

John Walker

Director

Email: [email protected]

Phone: +44(0)161 337 2200