Crosby Homes (North West) Limited
Structural Engineer

No.1 Deansgate, Manchester

No.1 Deansgate occupies part of the redeveloped Shambles Square in Manchester City Centre. The scheme comprises 14 storeys of steel framed residential superstructure.  

Long span composite concrete decking is supported by a grillage of 3 metre high steel trusses bearing onto a raking column transfer arrangement.

The steelwork at the base of the columns is cast into a reinforced concrete substructure of five levels, which transfers the superstructure loads and acts to restrain the retaining wall around the perimeter of the site. The substructure has two levels of car park, two levels of retail and a podium acting as an entrance for the residential floor areas above.

The project was completed on site in spring 2002 and has won several awards including the Commendation for Most Innovative Project in the IStructE North West Regional Structural Awards 2003, a RIBA Award 2003 and a Civic Trust Award 2004.


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No.1 Deansgate, Manchester