Islington Wharf Locks Now Complete

Islington Wharf Locks Now Complete

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.

Islington Wharf Locks is the latest residential development delivered by Waterside Places, urban waterfront regeneration specialists jointly owned by the Canal & River Trust and Muse Developments.

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.

We were very pleased to be a part of the team working on this exciting project alongside Ryder Architecture, RPS, BWB Consulting and main contractor Eric Wright Construction.

Steve Meager, Hannan Associates

Hannan project contact: Steven Meager – [email protected]

Savoy Cinema Coming soon to Doncaster

Savoy Cinema Coming soon to Doncaster

Work is currently underway on a new six-screen Savoy cinema and restaurant development in Doncaster’s Civic & Cultural quarter.

Set to open in Spring 2020, this £8.5m project led by Doncaster Council is part of the Urban Centre Masterplan helping to revitalise the Waterdale area of Doncaster town centre.

Hannan Associates are very pleased to be providing MEP Design and BREEAM assessment for the project alongside The Harris Partnership, Rex Procter and Partners, JPG Group and main contractor the Lindum Group.

The project has benefited from £635,000 in funding from the Sheffield City Region Local Growth Fund and is one of many projects contributing towards the wider regeneration of Doncaster.

Hannan project contact: John Walker – [email protected]

Building Services Engineering for Homes

Building Services Engineering for Homes

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.

Stages

Environmental Sustainability

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.

Jamie Hall – [email protected]

Sean Duffy – [email protected]

BCO Northern Awards 2019

BCO Northern Awards 2019

Good luck to all the teams and projects shortlisted at tomorrow’s BCO Northern Awards which takes place at The Principal Hotel in Manchester.

We will be there in support of our client Muse Developments for their project Coed Pella and our client Bupa for Bupa Place, both nominated in the ‘Corporate Workplace’ category.

We are very proud to have been MEP Services Engineering Consultants on both projects.

Coed Pella is Conwy County Borough Council’s new 100,000 sq ft civic offices in Colwyn Bay Town Centre.

Bupa Place is the new 146,186 sq ft regional office building for BUPA at Media City in Salford.

Hannan Associates will be represented at the dinner tomorrow night by Vicky Priestley, John Walker, Shaun Wilkinson and Tom Cutt. So pop by table 36 and say hello!

1 Centenary Square wins at RICS Awards 2019, West Midlands

1 Centenary Square wins at RICS Awards 2019, West Midlands

We are delighted that our project 1 Centenary Square has won the ‘Commercial’ category at the RICS Awards 2019, West Midlands.

1 Centenary Square, now home to HSBC is part of Arena Central, a £500 million mixed-use development scheme in Birmingham city centre being developed by Arena Central Developments LLP, a joint venture led by Kier. Hannan Associates are proud to be providing Building Services Engineering consultancy for the development scheme.

“The judges were amazed by the new HSBC building as a bespoke solution to the demands of new banking regulations and provides a fitting solution at the heart of the bank’s birthplace in Birmingham City Centre. The building – delivered by Arcadis, Make Architects and Galliford Try – nestles in-between neighbouring listed buildings without detracting from their presence due to its limited height and woven external cladding.

The internal fit out promotes an innovative and collaborative working environment with the maximum use of natural daylight. This building sets a very high benchmark for HSBC’s global portfolio to aspire to.” https://www.rics.org/uk/training-events/rics-awards/rics-awards-west-midlands/

The 210,000 sq ft, 10 storey, Grade A office building designed by Make Architects accommodates around 2,5000 employees, providing high quality flexible working and break out spaces.

“I am very proud to have led the Hannan team on this major corporate HQ project, which has helped bring HSBC back to its roots and in turn raise the profile of Birmingham. The success of 1 Centenary Square has helped secure further development at Arena Central, which we are very happy to be a part of. We very much enjoy being a part of this team and I believe that this award is a well-deserved reflection of the hard work and commitment that everyone put into making this project a success.” Jamie Hall – Hannan Associates

Hannan Associates are very pleased to also be building services consultants for the neighbouring No. 3 Arena Central, a 240,000sq ft 14 storey office building currently under construction, which has been pre-let to HM Revenue and Customs.

Arena Central Birmingham masterplan
Arena Central Masterplan

Hannan project contact: Jamie Hall – [email protected]