Innovative £1m Internal Works Underway for Spinningfields’ Developments
Fletchers Engineering have competed Internal work on Manchester’s most talked-about new developments. The No.1 Spinningfields is 24 storeys high and home to 343,000 square foot of flexible office space and a skyline restaurant.
The XYZ Building is 160,000 square foot where we installed 5,000 metres of tube. Fletchers also fitted the revolutionary new heating and chilled water pipe system that uses cutting-edge materials – in keeping with the ‘forward-thinking’ theme of the two buildings.
The two internal projects, each valued at £500,000, are thundering along, with XYZ now nearing first-stage completion. True to the projects’ ethos of innovation and creativity – being hailed as the “XYZ way” of working and collaborating – we are defying convention. The firm plan to utilise new technologies in pipeworks; forgoing traditional carbon materials and designing an advanced system made from stainless steel.
Steve Fletcher, director at Fletchers Engineering, says “Traditionally, carbon steel pipework is used on such projects. We’re using thin-wall stainless steel as it has many benefits; it’s much lighter, so health and safety risks during installation are greatly reduced. It’s also cost-effective; corrosion is limited so the material offers a much longer lifespan than carbon steel; a lifespan of up to 40 years.
“Immediately we understood the client’s need to create an innovative and forward-thinking space, and set about designing a system that would reflect the “XYZ way”. Winning the project has seen us take on extra staff – we’re now a 130-strong workforce, We’re also now looking for larger premises because of the expanding workload and the rising demand for prefabricated pipework and steelwork.
“It’s projects like No. 1 and XYZ that keep Manchester at the forefront of engineering and construction. These will be the city’s most advanced commercial buildings and an absolute asset to the North West.”