Windmill Green (24 Mount Street), Manchester

Windmill Green (24 Mount Street), Manchester

Also known as 24 Mount Street, this BREEAM Outstanding office building boasts rooftop terraces and up to 13,000sq ft workplace suites.

Workplaces - North West

Project Overview

Windmill Green is an existing concrete framed building in central Manchester, orgininally constructed in 1973. The project involved stripping back and re-using the existing concrete frame and extending up 2 storeys vertically and extend out horizontally to increase the overall floor area. The building is mainly for office use, the ground floor and part of the first floor will be used for retail. The additional storeys added at roof level have been constructed using a steel frame and precast concrete floor units.

The new extension over the existing landscaped area were also constructed using a steel frame and precast concrete floor units. Bringing Innovation to the Design Carbon fibre strengthening of the existing concrete waffle slab have been used to strengthen the existing slab where retail loading was applied. Carbon fibre reinforcement technique not only reduced strengthening costs of structure but maintained desired floor to ceiling heights within the building.

Services we provided:

  • Civils & StructuresCivils & Structures
  • EnvironmentalEnvironmental

Client:

FORE Paterneship

We worked with:

Architect - Tp Bennett

Developer :

FORE QS: Walker Sime

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The Challenge

Coordination required to deliver an alternative to refuse vehicles at the completed building.

Our Solution

To avoid the need for refuse vehicles a pressurised refuse collection system known as ‘ENVAC’ was incorporated into the design. The ENVAC system resulted in a number of large diameter below ground pipes straddling the site. To aid coordination we suggested to the client to model the below ground services in Civils 3D, to which they agreed. We modelled our below ground drainage in Civils 3D and the other members of the team modelled the district heating system and ENVAC also in in the same programme, which benefitted coordination and avoided clashes on site.

project highlights

Project Highlights

Windmill Green is Manchester’s very first BREEAM Outstanding-rated multi-let building. It has also achieved Wiredscore Platinum status, signifying the building’s best-in-class digital connectivity and infrastructure, and has recently been awarded cycle score Platinum accreditation, celebrated as Manchester’s most cycle-friendly building.

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