Crosby Lend Lease|
Manchester City Centre Phase One, 111 apartments
SieMatic furniture, Neff appliances, Laminate worktops
The Potato Wharf developments' mission statement was 'Made in Manchester'; to incorporate all that it is that made Manchester, it's history and heritage in architecture and trade combined with what makes it today, a city with trend leading style and forthright individuality. It was this that led the external architecture of the building to be so heavily influenced by the local area; the buildings' facades are a deep grey to reflect the nearby iron bridges, the supporting timber plinths mirror the construction of the canals locks and hark back to the timber bridges of yesteryear. The protruding glazed sections in their bright, primary colours are a polite nod to the waterside location and the traditionally painted barges that often pass by.
Wherever possible, we wanted our own designs to reference these same architectural cultures and inspirations. The timber effect cantilever breakfast bar was introduced to represent the timber boxed panelling of the exterior and the canal locks beyond. We included the dark, industrial looking Basalt Grey finish alongside the bright and fresh Magnolia White in our colour choices. We accessorised our visuals with the primary colours and intentionally conformed to the concepts of the building brief.
In line with the demands of the Carillion Build Programme we successfully completed all 111 kitchen installations without delays and inline with our stringent zero defects policy. At times out team was fitting up to 8 kitchens per week to keep up with the tight schedule set for completion of the development. Our 'in house' team and local warehousing allowed us to make up to three site deliveries a day at the peak of the workload, all of which is carefully controlled and monitored by our dedicated and experienced Project Manager.