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17 Oct 2020
Manchester Museum announces South Asia Gallery Designer
Design: Studio C102 + Mobile Studio Architects
Manchester Museum South Asia Gallery
Manchester Museum, part of the University of Manchester, would like to announce the appointment of Studio C102 and Mobile Studio Architects as the design team for our new permanent South Asia Gallery, which will open in August 2022.

14 Sep 2020
Henry Royce Institute Hub Building at University of Manchester
Design: NBBJ Architects
The Henry Royce Institute for advanced materials research and innovation celebrated a key milestone earlier this year ahead of the new national hub becoming fully operational in 2021:
Henry Royce Institute for Advanced Materials Hub

10 Sep 2020
DriveINSIDE Theatre Manchester: COVID-safe

17 June 2020
Hulme Living Leaf Street Housing
Design: Mecanoo
Hulme Living Leaf Street Housing Manchester
photo : Greg Holmes
Hulme Living Leaf Street Housing
The area around Leaf Street in Hulme, just outside Manchester city centre, has a history of urban renewal. The typical Victorian terraced houses were demolished after World War II to make room for the infamous Hulme Crescents, the largest social housing project in the United Kingdom at the time.

23 Apr 2020
St George’s Gardens

22 Apr 2020
Altrincham Football Club

19 Apr 2020
Opening of NHS Nightingale Northwest Manchester
Design: BDP
NHS Nightingale Northwest Manchester interior
image courtesy of architects
NHS Nightingale Northwest Manchester
BDP and Integrated Health Projects (IHP) have been instrumental in the creation of the Manchester Nightingale Hospital at the Manchester Central Convention Complex.

3 Apr 2020
Didsbury High School

18 Mar 2020
The Oglesby Centre
Architects: Stephenson Studio
Manchester Building News The Oglesby Centre
photos : Daniel Hopkinson Architectural Photography
Extension to Hallé St. Peter’s, Ancoats
The new extension, The Oglesby Centre, is conceived as a classically proportioned modernist metaphor of the existing proportions of St Peter’s massing.

12 Feb 2020
Lightbox, MediaCityUK, Salford, (adjacent to Manchester), north West England, UK
Design: AHR
Lightbox Tower Mediacityuk Manchester
image courtesy of architects
Lightbox Tower MediaCityUK
The first phase of AHR’s development at MediaCityUK for Peel L&P is now nearing full occupation, with the recently completed 20-storey building offering spectacular views across Salford and Manchester at the prestigious waterside location.

27 Jan 2020
Bonded Warehouse, Enterprise City

16 Jan 2020
Manchester Town Hall Building Planning

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20 Oct 2019
Architects: Mecanoo
Kampus Manchester
photo © Uniform
KAMPUS Development
A new neighbourhood located at the former Manchester Metropolitan University campus in the heart of the city.

3 Sep 2019
Expanding Manchester-based Mcbains Re-locates To New City Centre Base

New director Ian Bayman joins to head up office

Leading construction consulting and design agency McBains has moved into new premises in Manchester city centre as it expands the scale of its work in the Northwest.

The company has re-located from Spinningfields to Piccadilly to accommodate its projects and expanding workforce of nearly 20 staff, providing consultancy services in the Northwest region. Additional staff are currently being sought to join the growing team of Quantity and Building Surveyors, Project Monitors and Engineers.

McBains offers project management, building surveying, quantity surveying and monitoring services with full design services via the wider business, including its London office.

Projects that McBains has worked on in the Northwest include regional office restructuring and fitouts for RBS; major projects for BAE at Barrow in Furness including a new training centre for 5,000 apprentices; Britvic Drink production facilities; and project monitoring on residential projects, care homes, offices and industrial projects. The company has recently been appointed by the Department of Work and Pensions to fit out nine Job Centres.

The office will be headed by new director Ian Bayman. Ian joins McBains having recently worked as a partner within a consultancy environment for the last 12 years, where he managed the delivery of both cost and project management services across various sectors in the UK, Central Europe and the Middle East including major hotels, commercial offices, schools, industrial facilities and residential projects.

Projects in the Northwest that Ian has managed include project and cost management services for Wigan Infirmary, cost consultancy services to HM Customs & Excise in Liverpool, a national bank’s regional office building and a new mainline station, in addition to the management of various residential projects across the region.

Ian Bayman, Director, said:
“I am delighted to be joining McBains, a growing company making its mark in the Northwest. The office move reflects our drive and growth in the Manchester market, and with this being an exciting time for the region’s development, the new premises offer a perfect location to continue to offer quality services to clients.”

6 Jun 2019
Addington Street Housing, New Cross
Design: HawkinsBrown Architects
Addington Street Housing, New Cross
image courtesy of Far East Consortium (FEC)
Addington Street Housing
Developer Far East Consortium is consulting people on its plans for 80 high quality new homes at Addington St, New Cross.

12 Apr 2019
Manchester Airport Terminal 2 Building
Architects: Pascall and Watson
Manchester Airport Terminal 2 Building
photo courtesy of Manchester Airport
Manchester Airport Terminal 2 Building

30 + 28 Mar 2019
Bond Bryan & SimpsonHaugh collaborate on new City Centre Campus
Manchester College Building: City Centre Campus
image courtesy of architects
Manchester College Building: City Centre Campus
The Manchester College – part of the LTE Group – has appointed leading architects Bond Bryan and Simpson Haugh to design the next phase of a brand new city centre educational campus in Manchester, opening in 2021/22.

12 Jan 2019
Eco Victorian Townhouses in Manchester
Europe’s first Passivhaus Enerphit Plus homes are Victorian townhouses in Zetland Road, Chorlton. They meet the world’s toughest performance standards set by the renowned German Passivhaus Institute:
Zetland Road Homes in Chorlton: Passivhaus Enerphit Plus

10 Jan 2019
Urban Splash News
In 2018 The Times says Urban Splash “led the way” with House by Urban Splash, and the company was awarded ‘House of the Year’ by WhatHouse. In 2019 House is coming to Wirral Waters, Merseyside, Campbell Park in Milton Keynes and New Islington, where plans for more modular apartments and Town Houses will complete Manchester’s best new neighbourhood.

7 Jan 2019
Two New Bailey Square Building News

Staticus, one of the largest façade contractors in Northern Europe, has been appointed to design, manufacture and install nearly 9,000 square metres of high-quality façade at Two New Bailey Square, a prominent new sustainable office development in Salford, Manchester.

Two New Bailey Square building in Manchester

Part of the masterplan for Salford Central that will deliver 9,500 new jobs and 180,000 square metres of commercial space, the inventive Two New Bailey Square will provide characterful and flexible working environments with private balconies on each floor.

Over the next 12 months, Staticus will install a combination of aluminium unitized and timber stick façades across a total area of 8,700 square meters.

Staticus will manufacture the unitised façade panels in its factory in Lithuania, equipped to operate up to 12 simultaneous production lines, before delivering them to Two New Bailey Square for installation.

“An interesting aspect of this project is the external structural steel frame with its visible connections and splices left exposed and protruding from the façade.” said Staticus’ UK MD Paulius Gurksnys. “Whilst this is unique and looks extremely striking, it means that we will need to use special sealing and prefabrication techniques to build the cladding units and overlay the façade panels. It is an extremely complicated installation.”

Timber features heavily in Two New Bailey Square’s ground and first floor, at a scale which is unusual for an office development, however, Staticus welcomes a challenge of this nature. The firm will install aluminium façade onto the timber profiles, milling connection joints into the profiles to create an aesthetic, natural view of the timber framing.

Paulius continued: “Two New Bailey Square is a fantastic project and winning it marks a fitting end to 2018. We have grown our presence in the UK exponentially this year, opening a new office in London and taking on lucrative contracts in the City, Manchester and Liverpool. This positions Staticus strategically for further expansion in the first quarter of 2019, so we are looking forward to what we anticipate will be a very successful year.”
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