2014 - May 2014

Henry Boot Construction’s tower blocks project wins at the Manchester Architects Design Awards – 20/05/14

Eastlands Homes Winner - Large Scale Residential
Eastlands Homes Winner - Sustainability

H.B.C.’s Western Division’s tower block refurbishment project on behalf of Eastlands Homes, has won two awards at the Manchester Society of Architects (MSA) Design Awards.

Halliday Meecham Architects in collaboration with Ric Frankland of Dwelle, managed to do the double and win both the ‘large scale residential’ and ‘sustainability’ categories.

Winners were announced at the exhibition and awards evening at Castlefield Gallery on the 30th April.

The Manchester Architects Design Awards exhibition is a showcase for the work of the architectural profession in the Greater Manchester region. The Design awards held annually are presented for buildings that have made a particularly positive contribution for the local environment and are judged, from the exhibited projects, by a jury consisting of architects and non-architects.

The refurbishment of three tower blocks in South-East Manchester, Bickerdike Court in Longsight and Worsley Court and Platt Court in Rusholme included the installation of an over-clad system to all three blocks.

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.

Our Renewables Division 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.

“Henry Boot Construction would like to congratulate our design partners at Halliday Meecham for these prestigious awards. We are proud to have continued our long association with Eastlands Homes in delivering these schemes to a very high standard and assisted Halliday Meecham in achieving this very worthy design success.”

John Morewood Director Henry Boot Construction

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