Planning Success for Two Cathedral Square Blackburn

Planning Success for Two Cathedral Square Blackburn

Hannan Associates are very pleased to be providing Building Services Design for Blackburn town centre’s major new office development within the Cathedral Quarter regeneration project.

Maple Grove Developments and architects BDP have secured planning permission for the second commercial building at Cathedral Square comprising 30,000 sq ft nett Grade A office space and ground floor level retail space.

This project follows on from the successful development of One Cathedral Square, the 35,000 sq ft office building now owned by L&G Property which has been fully let to Blackburn with Darwen Council. Maple Grove, who are part of the Eric Wright Group, are Blackburn and Darwen Council’s chosen development partner for the Cathedral Quarter regeneration scheme.

Offices, in all forms, have been at the core of our business for over 30 years. Whether it be speculative offices designed to meet basic needs and functions or highly customized office space designed to meet the requirements of a particular end user.  Often these buildings provide us with the opportunity to create innovative and sustainable designs that contribute towards the wider regeneration of our towns and cities.

Our engineers understand what our clients and tenants expect and need from the 21st Century workplace – a building which is more environmentally sustainable, flexible and space & cost efficient.

 

Hannan project lead: John Walker – [email protected]

Conwy Council Offices Complete!

Conwy Council Offices Complete!

Construction for Conwy County Borough Council’s new 100,000 sq ft offices in Colwyn Bay is now complete!

Hannan Associate’s team was led by Andrew Carrington, Colin Burns, Shaun Wilkinson, Rebecca Dagnall and Matthew Dalley. Our duties included Utilities & Building Services Design Consultancy; Sustainability Services; Building Physics and BREEAM Assessment for this new build office accommodation developed by Conwy Council and Muse Developments.

Conwy County Borough Council's New Offices Central Atrium

Conwy County Borough Council’s New Offices Central Atrium

The BREEAM ‘Excellent,’ ‘A’ rated Energy Performance Certificate building has been designed to include passive design measures that will reduce carbon emissions and energy consumption including enhanced insulation to the building envelope and engineered facade design.

The glazed proportion of the building façade and the central atrium maximizes natural daylight to offset the demand for lighting whilst at the same time high performance glazing minimizes thermal losses.   To further reduce carbon emissions and energy consumption, the building’s heating and cooling is produced via air source heat pumps, highly efficient LED lighting and roof mounted photovoltaic arrays.

The four storey, 100,000 sq ft office building, said to be the largest development of it’s type in North Wales, will now be home to approximately 780 Conwy County Borough Council’s workers. It has enabled the council to operate more efficiently and improve services for customers by consolidating staff and services into fewer sites.

The building was design by AHR Architects and built by Bowmer and Kirkland construction.

Andrew Carrington - Principal Building Services Engineer

Hannan Project Lead: Andrew Carrington – [email protected]

Awards Shortlist for Muse & Logic Leeds

Awards Shortlist for Muse & Logic Leeds

Congratulations to our client, Muse Developments, who have been shortlisted for two awards at this year’s Insider Yorkshire Property Awards.

Muse Developments have been shortlisted for; ‘Deal of the Year’ for Premier Farnell’s move to Logic Leeds Business Park, as well as being shortlisted for ‘Developer of the Year’ at the awards ceremony being held on Thursday 20th September at New Dock Hall, Leeds.

Premier Farnell, the technology distributor, have invested in a 360,000sqft distribution unit at the business park, which will stock over 420,000 products. The unit, which is currently under construction by Bowmer and Kirkland, has been funded by Aberdeen Standard Investments and is expected to be operational by late 2019 / early 2020.

Logic Leeds Business Park consists of a 100 acre manufacturing & distribution park located within the Aire Valley Enterprise Zone. The business park provides high quality industrial & warehouse units, in a fully landscaped environment, with immediate connectivity to the M1 motorway.

Previously completed developments at Logic Leeds include; the [email protected] Development, which consists of three industrial units totalling 100,000 sqft, which have been bought by the City Council from Muse and were completed by GMI Construction in July, as well as the 50,000 sqft John Lewis customer delivery distribution hub and the 80,000 sqft Amazon distribution unit.

Hannan Associates are very proud to have worked alongside Muse Developments in delivering infrastructure masterplanning and MEP performance duties for the entire Logic Leeds Business Park scheme as well as providing Tenant Liaison duties where required.

Premier Farnell Distribution Unit – under construction. Image courtesy of Bowmer & Kirkland Group.

Welcome Geoff Blackburn!

Welcome Geoff Blackburn!

As part of our continued expansion we are very pleased to introduce you to our newest recruit Geoff Blackburn.

Geoff is a Senior Electrical Design Engineer with over 20 years industry experience working on projects in the Industrial, Commercial, Oil & Gas, Pharmaceutical, Healthcare and Energy sectors.  Geoff specialises in technical design solutions for electrical generation plants ranging from major embedded CHP solutions to full turnkey energy centres.

Geoff’s experience and abilities will be a great asset to our current and future projects.

Welcome to the team Geoff!

Timekeepers Square wins Civic Trust Award

Timekeepers Square wins Civic Trust Award

Our client The English Cities Fund established by leading regeneration and investment organisations Homes England, Legal & General and Muse Developments, have won a prestigious Civic Trust National Award for its Timekeepers Square scheme in Salford.

The new development scheme was selected as one of just 18 winners from a shortlist of 45 finalists from across the globe. The recent win marks the third award for the development after previously winning small housing development of the year at the 2018 Insider North West Property Awards, and an award for best multiple rental (Built) at the 2017 Manchester Society of Architects Awards.

The scheme was designed by Buttress Architects as a contemporary reinterpretation of the area’s existing Georgian houses, and consists of three blocks of 36 two, three and four-bedroom townhouses. Each of the terraces have been set out to re-establish the historic urban grain of the area, focusing on the architectural and urban focal point of the adjacent Grade II* listed St Phillips Church, while also serving to define a new communal courtyard at the heart of the development.

Timekeepers Square is the second of three residential developments in the area from the English Cities Fund alongside Vimto Gardens and Carpino Place, that form part of the wider Salford Central regeneration scheme. We are proud to have been on the project team for all three of the successful developments and congratulate all those involved on another deserving awards win.

 

BREEAM UK New Construction 2018

BREEAM UK New Construction 2018

We are advising our clients and contacts to review current and potential projects and where possible register these now before the BREEAM 2014 scheme closes. It is our experience that previous updates have resulted in more stringent requirements across the board. The uplifted cost associated with minimising energy and water consumption, reducing site waste and improving the ecological value of a development can be significant.

7th March 2018
BREEAM UK New Construction 2018 available for registration. Be among the first to achieve the new standard in Sustainability

23rd March 2018
BREEAM  New Construction 2014 closes for registration. Act now to ensure certification under the current scheme

Hannan Associates are qualified to carry out BREEAM assessments and have been responsible for the certification of numerous BREEAM Excellent schemes. We are registered Low Carbon Energy Assessors under the CIBSE qualification scheme. For further information about BREEAM and sustainable design, you can download our BREEAM Brochure below and please do not hesitate to contact Matthew Dalley:


[email protected]
0161 337 2200

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