Waterside Places started building homes in New Islington, Ancoats over a decade ago and in that time the area has seen much growth. Ancoats is now one of the most desirable neighbourhoods to live in Manchester City Centre and has seen the addition of a school, new bars, restaurants, retail and office space – and there is much more to come over the next 10 years.
This exciting new development, which has now nearly sold out, incorporates 103 new homes including one and two bedroom luxury apartments and three and four bedroom town houses set around a central courtyard next to the Ashton Canal basin.
The Hannan residential team provided MEP Performance Design Duties together with On Site Installation Quality Monitoring and Testing and Commissioning Witnessing Duties.
Hannan Associates are delighted to have been part of the team involved in the redevelopment of Riverside House at New Bailey, Salford for our client The English Cities Fund.
Riverside House is a four storey, 11,000 sq ft office building, which includes the retention of two sides of the 19th Century facade from the pre-existing building. The retention of this Victorian Gothic style facade gives Riverside House a real sense of place and history and helps to create a gateway to the New Bailey development as a whole.
As part of our duties we provided MEP Perfomance Duties for the CAT A installations which expanded to include the CAT B fit out for Muse Developments who are taking 2 floors of the building.
The MEP services strategy was based on chilled beams providing comfort cooling with exposed services throughout the open plan office areas. We carried out thermal modelling and system optioneering to conclude the best scheme to meet the Client requirements.
The building that sat on the site before the new Riverside House is thought to date back to around the mid 1800’s when it was the Royal Veteran Tavern located behind the site of the Old Bailey Prison. The Royal Veteran Tavern closed in around 1939 after which it is thought to have been used as a workshop and then unfortunately fell into a state of disrepair.
Riverside House and New Bailey are part of The English Cities Fund regeneration plans for ‘Salford Central’ a 44 acre, £650 million regeneration scheme set to transform a key part of the city.
Offices, in all forms, have been at the core of our business for over 30 years. Whether it be speculative offices designed to attract potential tenants or highly customised Headquarter office space designed to meet the specific requirements of the occupier. Our engineers understand what our clients and occupiers expect and need from the 21st Century workplace.
If you would like to talk to us about your next project or would just like some general advice please drop us an email.
We are very pleased to be providing Building Services Consultancy for the multi-storey car park at Paddington Village, Liverpool for Morgan Sindall Construction.
Paddington Village is part of Liverpool City Council’s £1bn flagship expansion site within Liverpool’s Knowledge Quarter, which will be home to education, health, science and technology facilities as well as residential, hotel, leisure and retail.
The latest plans for the car park feature 12 storeys and 1,245 parking bays, with 12 electric vehicle charging bays and parking for cycles and motorcycles too. The design also includes sprinklers, fire fighting shafts and fighting lifts.
The car park will have a combined heat and power (CHP) energy centre at ground level, which will reduce the scheme’s carbon footprint and will provide district heating and private wire power to the wider development.
In recent years we have supported our clients with the delivery of residential accommodation to the value of around £400M, playing a key role in developments for the For Sale, Private Rental, High End, Social and Retirement markets.
As Building Services consultants we focus on using engineering and technology to help create desirable places to live which meet the needs and expectations of residents. Our track record in this sector provides us with a knowledge of the key drivers but equally we recognise the need to continually respond to market changes especially as the need for more new homes in the UK increases.
We understand the balance of development deliverables and financial viability and achieve this by always seeking the optimum design.
Our approach to sustainability is to follow the Energy Hierarchy, which encourages the inclusion of energy efficient design features throughout the development to minimise both the carbon and environmental footprint and to meet sustainable standards set by Clients, Planning & Building Regulations.
Our strategy embraces a Lean, Mean and Green approach through the use of advanced building modelling software and passive design techniques such as improving building fabric elements and air tightness criteria beyond the level required to comply with the Building Regulations.
We incorporate high-efficiency systems and effective controls throughout the design such as, gas fired condensing boilers to provide both hot water and heating with an efficiency of up to 98% and energy efficient LED lighting where practicable. Mechanical ventilation systems which include heat recovery and low specific fan powers are specified in order to keep costs to a minimum whilst maintaining high level of energy efficiency.
Renewable energy sources such as photovoltaic panels and/or solar thermal are incorporated where possible to achieve CO2 targets or provide desirable benefits.
Overheating in Homes
Rising environmental temperatures, changes in building types, the drive towards energy efficiency and poor installation practice all contribute towards overheating issues in homes. These issues alongside the ever increasing demand for new homes increases the need for improved design solutions to counter overheating.
As Building Services Engineering consultants we are involved in an increasing number of high and low rise residential schemes where it is our responsibility to help clients find the appropriate design solutions to mitigate or control overheating.
Using the latest BRE approved dynamic simulation modelling software to ensure compliance with the latest regulations and relevant standards we build and carry out detailed thermal modelling analysis to assess the risk of overheating.
The thermal model we develop allows us to compare how the various building envelope, shading or ventilation methods compare when limiting overheating. It also factors in site specific constraints such as acoustic restrictions and air quality and can analyse these factors whilst maintaining energy efficiency to comply with Building Regulations.
Post-occupancy Testing and Lessons Learnt
As an organisation, we endeavour to learn from our previous projects through engagement with clients, the design and construction teams, and purchasers and occupiers. Post-occupancy evaluations are regularly undertaken to identify both positive elements from our designs and any areas that could potentially be improved.
This history of interaction with purchasers and occupiers has led to numerous design improvements. These include the use of smart metering and heating controls, which have dramatically improved the building’s environment thus creating better places to live. Also, the installation of electric vehicle charging points, to both encourage low carbon emission transport and to minimise the impact of the development on local air quality.
If you would like any advice from a member of our residential team about an existing or future project please contact Jamie Hall or Sean Duffy.