Architectural HQ opts for steel framing
The striking six storey building, part of the city’s £250M Piccadilly Basin regeneration scheme, is viewed as a flagship HQ and will house 275 BDP staff.
Metsec worked with contractor CPL to design and build an outward leaning external wall, a key feature of the canal side building.
A quantity of 150mm wide studs were supplied by Metsec. These
were attached at an angle to the main concrete slab frame with a series of slotted cleats, to form the external sloping facade. To form the inner skin a number of 100mm studs were supplied.
Sustainability was a key requirement for the building, which is the first naturally ventilated office building in Manchester to achieve a BREEAM ‘Excellent’ rating.