Store Street, Manchester
The Store Street development is a new build residential scheme comprising 63 new residential apartments and 3 town houses over 11 storeys along the Ashton Canal.
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 submitted to Manchester City Council.
The 11 storey 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 four 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.
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.
As a result of the anticipated update to Building Regulations and subsequent update to SAP methodology (SAP 10), which proposes an approximate 55% reduction in the CO₂ emissions factor for electricity as a result of ongoing decarbonisation of the grid; homes heated by direct electric systems will produce virtually the same CO₂ emissions as gas.
The carbon impact of electric based heating is therefore going to be more favorable in the coming years, which we are promoting on this development in order to future-proof the homes and contribute towards Manchester’s 2038 Net Zero Carbon Target.