TÜV SÜD have been appointed to carry out MEP, Sustainability and Vertical Transportation design duties for phases 1 & 2 of this prestigious residential development in central Manchester, with advice and monitoring duties continuing throughout the construction period.
The project is centred around botanical gardens on Aytoun Street and will deliver almost 550 new private rented apartments, retail units and landscaped leisure areas to support the retail offering as well as private areas for tenants . The project has been divided into two separate phases; the new build element and the listed building element.
The project will create a district heating network from a central gas boiler and CHP plantroom to generate and distribute hot water for heating and domestic usage throughout the site. Individual apartments will feature proximity card access control, SkyQ provision and broadband and data provision via a campus area network as well as whole house ventilation with heat recovery.
Phase 1 is the new build element of the project which comprises almost 500 apartments across three 14 and 15 storey towers with retail and leisure units at ground floor level. The project includes refurbishment of the existing 1960s former Aytoun Tower with the addition of an extensive podium roof garden and rooftop Dutch Houses.
Phase 2 is the listed building element of the Kampus development, which will deliver 48 new apartments and a number of retail and leisure units within the two listed buildings, Minto and Turner Building and Minshull House, which overlook the canal and the botanical gardens. The buildings are both Grade II listed, requiring numerous considerations such as escape stairs, windows and internal columns being retained. Deriving site wide services such as the communications, boosted cold water and district heating networks will help reduce the visual and structural impact of the services within the building.