Kimpton have been appointed by Leeds based Torsion Construction to deliver the full M&E package as well as the full MEP design responsibility for the new the two-block One Victoria development, located on Great Ducie Street, Manchester.
There’s are two towers of ten and thirteen stories, with reception and commercial spaces on the ground floor.
Our work will see us start from the ground up with the creation of a new substation and plantroom to serve the whole development. With this completed, we will begin the install of all the mechanical and electrical services throughout.
The plant room will be a relatively simple affair with Cold Water tank and booster set as each of the individual apartments will have their own electric cylinder to provide the hot water. There will be a utility cupboard to house this tank and the washing machine below.
The bathrooms are a traditionally piped installation with all of the pipework and high end sanitary ware being installed on site, rather than following a pod style construction.
On the electrical side it’s a full package with everything covered from smoke and fire detection to data, sprinkler systems, fire alarms as well as LED lighting and electric heating throughout. There will be Solar PV on the roof spaces to support the low carbon approach from the outset.
With the specification of this job throughout, it’s another high end development, where the finishes have been designed to command a premium and attract a discerning buyer. We are seeing a distinct trend back towards higher quality installations, which we believe is being driven by consumers with real choice in where they live and work.
With our historical plumbing background and huge renewables and decarbonisation experience, these types of jobs suit us perfectly. We’re enjoying this trend.
The project is being delivered at the Kimpton end by Paul Cooper, Major Projects Divisional Manager, who has a whole range of similar projects over 20 plus years under his belt.
The programme is due to start in November this year and will be completed for end of March 2025. There will be more updates as the work begins.