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Embankment West, Manchester (Salford)

Client
Select Property Group
Project size
503 apartments across two sites
Contractor
CallisonRTKL
Fire engineer
Design Fire Consultants

 

Premium apartment development in Salford

The project comprises two sites: Affinity Living Embankment West and CitySuites 2.

Affinity Living Embankment West on Chapel Street will consist of 356 premium apartments, in two tower blocks. A further tower block housing 147 luxury serviced apartments will be known as CitySuites 2, complementing the recently-completed CitySuites development. The ongoing project is located in the heart of Manchester’s city centre business and retail district, offering excellent residential accommodation and opportunities for investment.

We were briefed with engaging the design team from the early stages of development, advising on compliance, providing design stage assessments and consulting with the Fire Authority.

Challenges arose surrounding fire safety compliance in open kitchen areas and extended travel distances. Our team consulted with a fire engineer to produce a fire strategy report. Using radiation assessments and computational fluid dynamics, which allow us to model smoke behaviour, we were able to resolve code compliance issues. Once we had reviewed the detailed fire strategy, we commenced discussions with the Fire Service, which resulted in a formal consultation and agreement with the proposals.

We bring unrivalled experience within the residential high-rise sector. As such, our early input in the design process ensured any problem areas were addressed promptly. This prevented bigger design changes further down the line, saving the client both time and money.