Contemporary mix of apartments and retail units
Media City is the largest residential development in the North West, with its silhouette dominating the Salford Quays skyline. Comprising of 540,000 square feet of 1,100 residential apartments, this commercial space spans across four 26-storey towers.
The towers offer a mix of one, two and three bedroom apartments, plus studios, with the first and second floor space set aside for commercial and retail units. Additional facilities include an on-site cinema, private gymnasium and secure underground parking.
Reynaers ConceptWall 86 (CW 86-EF) is featured on this stunning project, and architects Falconer Chester Hall, alongside the main contractor, Vermont CL, used unitised façade solutions to shorten the construction period.
Towers 1 and 2 are now complete and construction of Tower 3 has commenced, with an expected completion date of Q4 2022. Eventually a fourth tower, of a similar design will complete the site.
As the towers are all very similar, it was important to try and get the modular size of the facade correct in the first instance so that it could be replicated across all four towers.
The unitised systems were assembled in the workshop and delivered to site in their assembled state.
These were then installed using a site crane or elevator with no scafolding required. In the higher towers, the unitised systems were installed from the inside.
The unique alignment of the CW86-EF systems result in a stand-out design which makes the towers easily recognisable in the Manchester Skyline.