Project: The Atrium
Contractor: Phelan Construction Ltd
Engineer: Gravitate Consulting Engineers LLP
Product: 100 Z Aluminium plant screen Louvre System
Two Point Seven Facades Ltd provided a full turn-key package. We performed the design, structural calculations, manufacture and installation of aluminium louvres to plant room ventilation louvre system to the roof top plant deck at the Atrium Manchester, along with all associated supporting structure.
The Atrium, or as it's now called "Whitworth Locke", was an ambitious project to convert an old cotton mill in central Manchester into an Apart-hotel, boasting 160 suites and studio rooms with en-suite bathrooms and kitchen/living spaces - ideal for those on extended business trips.
Two Point Seven Facades specified the use of our 100Z blade, aluminium louvre system, set at 100mm pitch, mounted onto our narrow section profile cut mullion system, the most efficient systems for maximum airflow available. The locale meant that the existing plant would cause unnecessary eyesore to the surrounding inhabitants, so this louvre systems second function is to provide a visual screen to the otherwise unsightly plant deck.
Our systems was designed to fit directly to an existing deck which was already crowded by plant equipment. This required an accurate survey, performed by our in house surveying team, to design, manufacture and install a suitable supporting structure to carry our system.