2 Stockport Exchange Complete

2 Stockport Exchange Complete

The latest phase of development at the award winning Stockport Exchange is now complete. 2 Stockport Exchange is a six-storey, 61,500 sq ft, Grade A office soon to be home to global chemical company BASF, who will take 21,500 sq ft of the office building as their UK headquarters.

Hannan Associates provided Building Services Engineering & BREEAM consultancy for this project, the third phase of development work at Stockport Exchange.

2 Stockport Exchange incorporates environmentally friendly design features such as a green roof system, secure cycle store, showers and lockers facilities to encourage people to cycle to work and low energy LED lighting throughout. Features include the use of natural daylight and enhanced building fabric performance to minimise the building’s carbon emissions, creating a reduction in its indirect impact on climate change. The building has been designed to achieve a BREEAM ‘Excellent’ rating and an EPC ‘A’ rating.

We are proud to be part of Muse Development’s team for this development and witness first hand the transformation of this area over the last ten years to a high quality commercial quarter incorporating attractive public realm, a hotel, retail, improved car parking and better connectivity between the station and the rest of the town centre.

Muse Developments are Stockport Council’s development partner for Stockport Exchange, which forms part of the council’s wider £1bn town centre regeneration plan for Stockport.  Other members of the project team include Aedas ArchitectsRPS GroupGillespies, Buro Four, Curtins Consulting and main contractor GMI Construction Group.

John Walker

John Walker

Director

Email: [email protected]

Phone: +44(0)161 337 2200

David Green

David Green

Mechanical Design & Building Physics Engineer

Email: [email protected]

Phone: +44(0)161 337 2200

Dow Chemicals HQ progressing on site

Dow Chemicals HQ progressing on site

Hannan Associates are continuing to work in conjunction with main contractor Seddon Construction, architect Leach Rhodes Walker & structural engineers Integra Consulting, under Muse Developments to deliver new ‘Office and Research & Development Headquarters’ for the prestigious Dow Chemicals.

Dow Chemicals has pre-let the two-floor 26,037sqft unit to house its national management team, technical and sales office and will include a product research and development facility.

The project is now approaching completion and we are continuing to attend site, whilst adhering to social distancing guidance, in order to monitor the progression of on-site works and ensure the quality of installations being undertaken by Seddon and M&E subcontractor HE Simm.

Hannan have been providing Building Services & Utility Infrastructure consultancy, with the current development of Plot 3300 being one of the few remaining areas for development. We are responsible for the delivery of the performance specification for the CAT A MEP services design, which incorporates a multitude of tenant driven requirements; from specific incoming power criteria, to zoned sprinkler system and bespoke ventilation strategy.

Thomas Cutt

Thomas Cutt

Mechanical Design Engineer

Email: [email protected]

Phone: +44(0)161 337 2200

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

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

Meet the Team Q&A: Ian Joyce

Meet the Team Q&A: Ian Joyce

Name: Ian Joyce

Role: Director & Mechanical Design Engineer

Years at Hannans: 35

How did you become a building services engineer?

I left school at 16 and couldn’t afford to go to university so I wanted a job where I could do day release at college.   I was offered roles as an electrician, a factory manager, a printer and a draftsman at building services companies and   i decided to take the draftsman’s job at Portland Mechanical Services.   I went to college to study for my ONC and HNC in Building and Building Services and developed from there to become an assistant engineer and then a design engineer.

What’s your favourite thing about your job?

Creating buildings is very rewarding , its interesting to see buildings you have been involved in design and even after many years when you see them being demolished or redeveloped!

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

I do enjoy football stadia projects and having worked on the original Maine Road Stadium and then working on the City of Manchester Stadium was very interesting. The Coop HQ in Manchester was the most complex and challenging scheme i have worked on and the redevelopment of Riyadh Airport has been the largest so far at £5 bn.

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

The technology of communications has massively changed how we work – we used to get letters from site and respond accordingly and now it’s almost instant.  When we wrote specifications we had to get them typed and changes were very difficult – now its all digital. When I started you had to draw in pencil and move on to pens after months of practice before CAD and 3D.

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

Jobs around the farm and watching football and other sport.  I like DIY and building or developing property.

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

I should have been in the City! :0)

 

Ian Joyce

Ian Joyce

Director

Email: [email protected]

Phone: +44(0)161 337 2200