No.1 Old Trafford

Our work at No.1 Old Trafford was all about optimising the structural form of the building so that it worked with the architecture, not against it.

Located near Manchester United’s stadium at Old Trafford, the development provides 353 apartments with associated amenity space across two towers of 18 and 15-storeys with all the hustle and bustle of Manchester’s city centre just down the road.

The success of this project is down to the close collaboration of all of the teams involved. In particular, the synergy between the architecture and structure enabling commercial viability and efficient onsite delivery.

Working closely with the architect, we used our sector experience to develop a structural form that was incredibly efficient in delivering the proposed architectural layout.

This efficiency and emphasis on collaboration paid dividends when it came to working with the supply chain. The crystal-clear design and detailing of the concrete frame was easily implemented onsite, with minimal queries. The efficiency of the frame also had benefits, with significant material savings and as a result, a substantial reduction in embodied carbon.

These factors contributed to the early delivery of the project, with the handover occurring three months ahead of programme.

The strong relationships and collaboration on this project were instrumental in securing further work for renaissance. Not only did it lead to a great finished development but it kickstarted many productive relationships with contractors and clients alike.

Client: Cole Waterhouse
Location: Manchester
Value: £46m