100 Embankment, Greengate
Client: Ask Developments
Location: Salford, UK
Status: On Site
Area: 15,722 sqm
Structural Engineer: Rambol
Services Engineer: RPS
Cost Consultant: Aecom
Project Manager: Cre-8
Planning Consultant: Deloitte
Heritage Consultant: Francis Roberts
100 Embankment is the second building of a two-phased development on this vibrant site, situated at the historic centre of Salford and overlooking Manchester Cathedral and Deansgate. It will complete Flanagan Lawrence’s work on the regeneration of the Greengate area, linking Manchester and Salford across the River Irwell with the redevelopment of the viaduct.
The scheme is arranged on a series of levels, with a Grade 2 Listed sandstone viaduct forming a grand base for two office buildings which will sit at plinth level, 9 metres above. The modern steel and glass office buildings appear as lightweight highly polished jewels, sat above the robust historic façade of the railway embankment.
The existing and newly created perimeter arches are retail units, intended to revitalise the public realm, while the interior of the podium contains a state-of-the- art multi-decked car park.
The nine and ten storey office buildings above form an important gateway to a major new square beyond the railway. Accessed via a processional route up Cathedral Approach, the buildings are located within a dynamic urban context which optimises its southerly aspect, inviting office workers to enjoy a calm, green environment.
A commitment to sustainability by the client requires the buildings to achieve a BREEAM ‘Excellent’ rating, as well as achieving an efficient thermal performance which improves on current Part L requirements.