We are providing civil, structural and transport engineering on the outstanding and dynamic workplace development at Pollard Street in New Islington, Manchester. The development proposals include 350,000 sqft of high-quality modern workspaces for businesses of all scales and sectors as well as exceptional public space to define a new standard of social impact in the city of Manchester.
Situated alongside the Ashton Canal and straddling the existing Metrolink network, the campus will deliver over two acres of new public space, as the area benefits from a £5m investment into the landscape and green space to create a better, healthier and safer environment.
The sustainable credentials of the Electric Park project will be underpinned by its car free policy, low carbon transport links and an innovative low-carbon approach to construction and operation. Over 50 new trees will be planted on site and 550 bike spaces will be provided as the development delivers a 30% net gain in biodiversity.
The architectural design of buildings takes inspiration from Manchester’s industrial past and has been influenced by Civic Engineers strategy to combine function and form.
An external steel frame is proposed for the two central buildings of the development flipping the conventional form of a building. In this instance the structural steel frame not only provides structural integrity but also contributes to the facade and envelope of the building to celebrate form and provide a nod to the sites former use as a mill and foundry.