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Abbey Court

Location:

Gorton

External facade refurbishment of two, fifteen storey tower blocks including a two storey rooftop extension. The contract value for ISG Regions was £7 million.

Our refurbishment consisted of installing a high-performance layer of external insulation to the existing façade along with a new aluminium and terracotta cladding system. In addition to this, all current windows were replaced with the aim of significantly improving the thermal efficiency of the ageing tower block. Solar heating panels were installed at roof level as part of a new, state of the art, eco-pod pre-fabricated plant room with photovoltaic cells.


Built in approximately 3.00 metre lift heights to suit floor heights, we were requested to erect the proposed external access scaffold elevation by elevation, which is not a common practice due to using the hoist as a means of material access. Due to a new service installation adjacent to the building at ground level, the external access scaffold had to be partially built of suitably braced lightweight beam bridges, spanning the services being installed below.