3 New Bailey, HMRC’s new 15,000m2 offices, has helped the New Bailey development become a magnet for business investment in the Manchester region. As a BREEAM ‘excellent’ building, there was a project-wide emphasis on sustainability.
|Project||3 New Bailey - Manchester|
|Landscape Architect:||HED architects|
|Main Contractor:||Bowmer and kirkland|
|Design / Product||Erban Raise Planter Edge|
|Design / Product||Plateu Curved Bench - on Evans Concrete Legs|
The brickwork facade features a striking ‘woven’ aesthetic, connecting the building’s present to the textile heritage of the local area. 4 curved planters at the front of the building, each one different in shape, continue this theme of prestigious, bespoke design. The planters create linear walkways to access the entrance and boast a tapered top edge that rises and falls along the length. The Stapel planter design fitted the challenging brief both aesthetically and structurally.
The real benefit these planters offer is their longevity. Partly thanks to them being manufactured from 6mm gauge steel, we were able to fully galvanise the steel which means that the bronze Interpon YX355F powder coat will not fade or scratch over time.
Due to the building being occupied by a government branch, there was a requirement for increased security features, one of which was anti-ram protection. To achieve this, there are anti-ram bollards placed inside the planters along with the unusually thick 6mm gauge steel, both of which offer additional security.
Erban Planter edging is widely used across the project, another good example of the versatility of Logic’s core planter edge design. Also, we manufactured Plateau timber seat toppers placed on top of concrete legs manufactured by Evans concrete. The timber used was all UK grown Douglas Fir, enhancing the environmental credentials of this project.