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Manchester city centre landmark formed in steel

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Containing 1,800t of structural steelwork, a Manchester city centre commercial development, known as the Landmark, is rapidly taking shape.

Due to complete later this year the Landmark in St. Peter’s Square is a 14-storey steel-framed building that will offer 16,700m² of BREEAM ‘Excellent’ office space and 50 car parking spaces in two levels of basement.

The steel frame offers clear spans and maximum flexibility for the floorplates, with an offset core situated along one elevation.

Squire & Partners Project Architect Stephen Barrett said: “From a spatial point of view a steel frame was chosen at the initial stages as this would allow for larger spans, which provide an open-plan office space without any interruption.

“The benefits of steel also allow for a quicker programme in terms of installation and coordination of services where steel beams can be penetrated offsite to allow for sufficient openings for the distribution of services within the ceiling void.”

Working on behalf of main contractor Bowmer & Kirkland, Billington Structures is fabricating, supplying and erecting the steelwork.

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