2014 - February 2014

Manchester Flat Refurbishment Proves High-Rise Success – 13/02/14

Building: Platt, Worsley & Bickerdike CourtRefurb Architect: Richard Frank land & Halliday MeechamLoaction: ManchesterClient: Eastland Homes
Building: Platt, Worsley & Bickerdike CourtRefurb Architect: Richard Frank land & Halliday MeechamLoaction: ManchesterClient: Eastland Homes

Henry Boot Construction’s Western Division has recently completed their latest project for Eastlands Homes. The refurbishment of the three tower blocks in South-East Manchester – Bickerdike Court in Longsight and Worsley Court & Platt Court in Rusholme.

The project included the installation of an over-clad system to all three blocks.

Worsley and Platt were fitted with new glazed balustrades and windows throughout the entire blocks and at Bickerdike balconies were reintroduced along with large format sliding doors.

One of the most impressive elements of the refurbishment is that Worsley now incorporates one of Europe’s highest ‘green walls’. The 44 metres of foliage is designed to filter pollutants from the traffic and is equivalent to five full size trees. The foliage will help the building become more energy efficient and lead to a decrease in its carbon emissions.

Platt Court now boasts a new seniors’ outdoor gym and allotments that were created using recycled metal cladding from the existing roof decks. Worsley features new secure fencing, a recycling facility and undercover cycle parking as well as a new a community room.  Residents at Bickerdike are benefiting from a new ground floor community room, a refurbished laundry room, new allotments, perimeter fencing, recycling facilities and electric car charging points.

Our Renewables Division, Tropo, also installed solar PV panels on the roofs of each of the tower blocks to generate free electricity. This electricity is being used to offset Eastlands Homes’ supply that powers lifts and lights in communal areas.

“Fuel poverty is a serious issue in ageing housing stock and the scheme has provided the ideal solution. The project embraces best practice in terms of sustainable construction stage initiatives, keeping our green credentials on the project.  High performance, sustainable building products and innovative features also include the green roofs on the communal areas and bicycle sheds that help reduce water run-off and promote bio-diversity”.

Karen Fisher, Customer Relations Manager, Henry Boot Construction

For more information contact
Steve Allen
Business Development Manager
sallen@henryboot.co.uk