BIM

Chorlton Street

Cringle Corporation Ltd and Staying Cool Ltd have partnered to create a high quality aparthotel with additional restaurant in the heart of Manchester. The development will provide 41 high quality apartment hotel rooms, associated with ancillary space and 480sqm of Restaurant / bar space.

In the heart of a conservation area and located close to Piccadilly station and within walking distance of many commercial, shopping and eating venues in and around the city. These attributes make the site an ideal location for an aparthotel.

40 Chorlton street is an early 20th Century warehouse building that has been substantially altered and stands at 4/5 storeys in height. The scheme will be completed using 3D modelling methods to provide for increased opportunity for the design to be enhanced and refined, and the sometimes complex issue of M&E co-ordination to be resolved more easily.”

There were many benefits and lessons learnt from Chorlton Street, the main advantage being all of the sectors involved with the project working to Level 2 BIM with all of the design produced on 3D software.

From doing this, you can ensure the co-ordination and accuracy of this project is to the highest of standards. The main output from doing this is clash detection, which checks elements from different
sectors and highlights any issues, if there were clashes between architectural and structural elements for example. This was especially useful for this project considering that there was very limited floor to
ceiling height. We could resolves issues through Naviswork prior to any construction taking place, in doing so, saving time, and capital later down the line.

The Rectory

ELLLUC Projects were commissioned as Hydrology, Civil & Structural Engineering consultants for the development of a new Autism Centre, with residential housing.

There was initial concerns as there were several watercourses both in and around the site. ELLUC Projects noted that the EA maps indicate flooding from catchments above 3km². However the watercourses on site had catchments of less than 3km² and so were not highlighted on the EA Flood Maps. Liaison with the Lead Local Flood Authority (LLFA) was required to understand if there were any past records of flooding on the site and agree that the construction works were
acceptable.

The LLFA initially responded that the proposed layout wasn’t acceptable, this was due to the positioning of the main carpark being above the existing watercourse. In principle, the culverting of a watercourse is not allowed except for access. In response to this ELLUC Projects successfully negotiated an alternative method. This involved diverting the existing watercourse to flow around the carpark and then culverting the watercourse beneath the access road. This was accepted by the LLFA and the proposed layout was therefore not altered, allowing the client to achieve the most efficient solution.

New Cross

ELLUC Projects provided a full Structural design and Precast services on the scheme. Due to the demanding onsite programme and tight site constraints we have designed a completely offsite fabricated solution for the superstructure.

Using our specialist team of precast concrete engineers a fully brick clad composite panel system was developed for the façade with solid precast cross walls and slender 250mm prestressed floor slabs. By doing this therefore allowed the client to begin phase two ofthe development ahead of the tight timescales, consequently enabling them to increase the capital of the scheme through savings in construction time.

KEY DETAILS:

– 274 New Build to rent homes

– $124m Gross Development Value

– Delivered through the New Cross Neighborhood Development Framework in consultation with the Council

– 2 Blocks delivered similtainously

– Executed to BIM Level 2 standards alongside producing full design & detailing services for the precast panels

Fortis Quay

The Fortis Quay landmark development will consist of 756 build to rent apartments over four phases. ELLUC Projects were engaged on phase 1 of the development for the conversion of two former off ice buildings, to be extended by 4 & 6 storeys.

Phase 1 of the development is to consist of 276 Apartments developed by Beaumont Morgan & Fortis Developments on behalf of Clarion.

The existing buildings at Furness Quay in Salford comprised of two buildings of six and eight stories. The buildings, designed and constructed in the 1970’s, had space until 2016 when our client, Fortis Developments, purchased the buildings and submitted a change of use to convert them to residential. We undertook extensive desktop studies during the early stages of the project to identify any redundancy in the existing structure and assess the potential for extension and conversion.

KEY DETAILS:

– $450m + Gross Development Value

– Light weight steel frame to increase the buildings by 4 & 6 storeys

Batemans Bay Bridge

The client mobilized a pre-cast plant near to the construction site. The bridge consisted of approximately 120 Pre-cast segments reinforced with steel rebar. Due to the time period established by NSW Government for project completion, it was crucial to provide a full detailed take-off to determine the exact tonnage of rebar, which was required to be bent at Active Steel’s main production facility & transported to the pre-cast plant for assembly & casting.

Through completing all designs in REVIT this provided a significant
time saving when completing alterations & addressing clashes which would populate updated drawings within hours, rather than days. The above allowed the updated drawings to be sent to fabricators within the extremely narrow programme for the project to achieve its funding gateway.

KEY DETAILS:

– A total of 169 precast segments are required on the development

– In excess of 1,800 tonnes of reinforcing steel required for the precast segments

Pomona Wharf

ELLUC Projects were engaged on the 164-apartment build to rent scheme, as phase 1 of the Pomona Island development. The 8882 SQM scheme has been delivered through a joint funding arrangement by the Greater Manchester Housing Fund & the Greater Manchester Pension Fund.

ELLUC Projects were engaged on behalf of the joint developer & contractor, Rawlinson Construction which sold the development Vista, a fund set up by Hermes Investment Management. Our engagement commenced at the initial feasibility stage to review the schematic design proposed within the vendors sale pack.

KEY DETAILS:

– Programme reduction of 18 – 22 weeks which increased the ROI on behalf of the fund

– In excess of $1 million saved through capital employment

– Huge capital savings through proposing the use of pre cast concrete rather than steel beams