This colossal residential and commercial development is the first phase of a five year programme. ACS have delivered the first phase on time in 20 weeks and have achieved this by effective collaborative working with the client during the procurement stage of the development.
The 24-acre Middlewood Locks scheme, which is located at the western gateway to Manchester’s central business district will offer 2000 waterside homes, a hotel, offices, shops and restaurants once complete.
The scope included the complete infrastructure package including excavation, groundwork’s and concreting of steel reinforced foundations and lift and staircase bases together with the reinforced concrete slabs. The total slabs floor area being 5200m2 incorporated nearly 700 tonnes of steel reinforcement and 5000m3 of concrete. As the project is a redevelopment site, the new drainage scheme is connected into existing main sewers up to 6 metres deep; some of which are constructed in brickwork.
The extensive new drainage design incorporates an attenuation tank with a designed volume of 170m3 and two heavy duty petrol interceptors each having a 6000 litre capacity.
ACS worked closely with the client during the tender period and were eventually awarded the scheme which is the first phase comprising of 571 homes, shops, restaurants and extensive new public realm.
This was a fast-track programme and ACS worked with the client to complete drainage designs whilst on site to ensure follow on trades were not delayed saving the client time and money.