Potato Wharf is an ambitious inner-city re-development in Manchester driven by the award-winning developer LendLease Residential.
The latest phase of this large scheme delivers blocks 3 & 4 which will provide approx 190 canal-side apartments. Located in Castlefield, Potato Wharf is close to the city centre, along with the shops and restaurants of Spinningfields. The development blends the best of city living with open green spaces and has been designed with sustainability in mind.
Dearneside will be providing the balconies and a full suite of architectural metalwork and secondary steelwork on the final 2 blocks.
The canal-side development has been designed by Birmingham-based Weedon Architect.
What were the challenges and what made the project successful?
The oriel balconies, pergolas and associated Architectural metal work within the Tekla model incorporate numerous elements including mild steel, aluminium decking, stainless steel balustrades with glass infill panels and aluminium cladding. All items are within one model with the relevant information being distributed for fabrication and procurement both in house and to external suppliers. The model has been phased into building blocks and balcony ‘stacks’ to suit installation requirements.
The project in numbers
Project total = 175 tonne
Glass panels = 685
Decking boards = 1640
Cladding panels = 1177
Glass clips = 2697
Cast in balcony brackets = 241
Lifting beam = 1