Briggs & Forrester Engineering Services have achieved practical completion on the One Two Five Deansgate development in the heart of Manchester. Working in collaboration with Regus, Briggs & Forrester were responsible for the installation of MEPH works for the building which included LED Lighting, CCTV and BMS controls.
One Two Five Deansgate is conveniently located in the city centre with easy access to the Central Business District, Civic Quarter and Spinningfields. Designed by Glen Howells Architects, the 117,000 square foot, 12 storey building is a notable addition to the Manchester skyline.
Responsible for delivering the design and build of the full MEPH services, Briggs & Forrester’s focus was to ensure the technology and traditional methods were paired with new 3D offsite design and manufacturing technology to give a state of the art feel to the services within the building.
Martin Broughton, Regional Director said: "Effective collaboration and engagement throughout the design process enabled us to create a far from typical office building. One Two Five Deansgate leaves a lasting legacy and acts as a great display of our capability as one of the Northern regions leading design and build MEP services provider.
“The build was not without its challenges. We had a change of client half way through the installation when the developer stepped in to replace the original builder, not to mention the major potential disruption caused by Covid-19. The program was lengthened slightly toward the conclusion to accommodate social distancing and new construction government guidelines. The finished article is a truly Impressive 117,000 square foot building over 12 floors, including a CAT B and CAT C fit-out, all delivered with our commitment to “Excellence at Every Level”, which is at the heart of everything we do.
“Our teams have shown true passion and drive in delivering this complex project. The quality has been exceptional, and we achieved a BREEAM ‘Excellent’ rating for the installation. We are very proud to have been involved in this landmark building which has redefined Deansgate, the best known street in the heart of Manchester City Centre.”