MGY St John’s Development


The Brief

Manchester Goods Yard, as part of the St John’s Development in Manchester city centre. Will provide a total of 31,000m2 of commercial space, across three interlinked building blocks. This ultra-modern, flexible workspaces will be supplemented by a variety of mixed-use facilities.

A two-storey steel frame would sit on top of a reinforced concrete frame, this would allow for a truly flexible work space on the upper-levels. We were chosen to deliver the structural package for this steel frame.

Our Approach

  • Although this project is not large in scale it does require a high level of expertise and execution.
  • The steel frame would need to be tied back into the concrete cores which involves precise design considerations.
  • Concrete drilling requires accuracy to ensure the correct levels and depths are achieved for the necessary connection of concrete to steelwork.
  • Temporary bracing was utilised for the safe loading of plant, steelwork and decking onto the existing concrete frame. 
  • The steelwork required a mixture of standard primer and intumescent coatings, we managed both processes for our client to provide a turnkey solution.

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The Outcomes

This project was delivered successfully and to budget during the COVID-19 pandemic, which exerted unique strain on the project. We were able to demonstrate our dedication to health and safety and sound working practices.

Due to the technical requirements of this project, it required all contractors to work collaboratively, to achieve the best outcome for our client. Our ability to work in a collaborative engineering group was commnded by our client throughout this project.

“all members of the team have been good to work with, the relationship is strong… Team members are helpful and approachable”
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Dominic Drewery
Lendlease Commercial Manager
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