Another Manchester office with clear span Westok beams

Kloeckner Westok has an impressive track record of providing economic clear span design solutions to Grade A Commercial/Office developments across Manchester and Salford.

Recently completed schemes such as Greengates Embankment 100 & 101, The Regent at Salford Quays, Nos. One & Eight at First Street, Tomorrow Building at Media City, and One New Bailey all encompass Westok’s clear span beams.

The next project in Manchester/Salford with Westoks is Three New Bailey, at the impressive £650 million New Bailey regeneration development. The provision of Westok design solutions at this project, continues Westok’s association with the development from the 8-storey One New Bailey Grade A office.

Image courtesy of Muse Developments

HMRC has signed a 25 year lease on the 7-storey 15,000m2 Three New Bailey scheme under construction by Bowmer + Kirkland.

Steel erection on site is well underway by the appointed D+B steelwork contractor, Evadx Ltd. Westok, Muse – JV partner with The English Cities Fund, B+K and Evadx have all worked together previously on the £35M Conwy Council Office development, which completed last year.

Image courtesy of Evadx

At Three New Bailey, the floor plate comprises a clear span 15m x 9m grid, with Westoks, cambered at no cost, providing the clear span steelwork for both the secondary and primary beams.

The Westoks contain 450 mm dia cells to permit the passage of services. As the beam boasts a full string of service cells along the full length of the beam, service integration is future proofed and allows for late modifications or future overhaul of the MEP strategy.

Westok were involved from early scheme stage working with Cundall on the concept design, through to the issue of tender drawings.  Over this period there were several iterations of web opening arrangements to balance beam weight with M&E requirements. Following the successful appointment of the D+B frame subcontractor, Westok worked very closely with Evadx’s team to finalise the design and details, and provided processed Westok beams for Evadx to complete the final fabrication, painting and erection.

Image courtesy of Cundall

With a healthy design pipeline of new Commercial/Office developments in and around Manchester, Westok continue to look forward to providing more economic design solutions for Grade A offices in this vibrant North of England city, well into the future.

If you think Kloeckner Westok could help you on your next project, we’d love to hear from you. Simply contact us here.


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