Case Study

This Case Study falls under the following sections: Structures.

Commercial Upgrade Cross Street, Manchester

Client: Catalyst Capital

Value: £5M

Description:

Comprehensive Refurbishment / Modification to an existing steel frame 8 storey office building in Manchester City Centre.

  • Complete overhaul of existing office building : structure, lift shaft, roof structure and internal fit-out
  • Design Checks on existing floors and roof structures with appropriate temporary load restrictions and long term building repairs
  • Lift Structure Modifications to bring up to modern DDA standards
  • Basement works to form new openings for integral disabled lift / staircase
  • New Cathodic Protection System to existing steel frame / solid masonry envelope
  • Concrete Repair works to existing hollow-block RC Floors onto steel frame
  • Building Modifications to allow for new building services installation
  • Roof Structure Strengthening Works to support new roof level plant loading
  • Primary Structural Designs to redistribute load paths from items to be removed
  • Secondary Structural Designs to assist with internal architectural requirements

Betts Associates role as Principal Consulting Engineer covered all aspects of Structural Engineering associated with an office upgrade project with many (often changing) design parameters in a live city centre location.

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