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No.1 Deansgate, Manchester with louvres in open position

Corner Balcony area between inner and outer glazing skins

Balcony area between inner and outer glazing skins

Closeup on Louvre Facade with louvres in the open position

View on the roof


No.1 Deansgate, Manchester, UK

Located in the heart of Manchester’s exclusive shopping and entertainment district, the striking glazed apartment block of No.1 Deansgate provides 84 exclusive high specification apartments, situated on large steel stilts above a podium featuring a lobby space, retail block and car park.

MERO provided the unique glazed twin wall façade and sloping roof of the 14 storey apartment block, and the curtain walling to the retail units beneath, which make this building an impressive modern addition to Manchester’s changing skyline.

The inner skin of the twin wall façade consists of 5000m² of double glazed unitised aluminium curtain walling, complete with doors and opening lights, which forms the main apartment wall and separates it from each apartment’s feature terrace.

The outer skin façade to the building consists of 4650m² of frameless single glazed louvers that automatically operate dependant on the weather conditions to naturally regulate the building climate.

One of the features of the two and three storey penthouse apartments is the individual sloping roofs. These, along with point fixed glazed facades to these apartments, separate the penthouses to provide secluded outside roof top terrace areas with excellent views out across the city.

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Project Title:
No.1 Deansgate, Manchester
WP3200 Curtain Walling Louver wall and roof envelope.
_ Scope of Works: Aluminium Curtain Walling to external envelope of all apartments, podium reception area including fire doors and retail units one through to five. External building envelope to apartment block including continuous, naturally vented electrically controlled louvers with wind and rain sensors, point fixed roofing and terrace membranes.
_ Cladding Details:

5000m² curtain walling, 4950m² single glazed louver facade, glazed roof.

_ Year of Completion: 2002
_ Contract Duration: 14 months
_ Client: Crosby Homes (North West) Ltd.
M_ERO UK Architect: Ian Simpson Architects
_ Main Contractor: Mace Ltd.
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