Staticus, one of the largest façade contractors in Northern Europe, has been appointed to design, manufacture and install nearly 9,000 square metres of high-quality façade at Two New Bailey Square, a prominent new sustainable office development in Salford, Manchester.
Part of the masterplan for Salford Central that will deliver 9,500 new jobs and 180,000 square metres of commercial space, the inventive Two New Bailey Square will provide characterful and flexible working environments with private balconies on each floor.
Over the next 12 months, Staticus will install a combination of unitised timber and aluminium stick façades across a total area of 8,700 square meters.
Staticus will manufacture the unitised façade panels in its factory in Lithuania, equipped to operate up to 12 simultaneous production lines, before delivering them to Two New Bailey Square for installation.
“An interesting aspect of this project is the external structural steel frame with its visible connections and splices left exposed and protruding from the façade,” said Staticus’ UK MD Paulius Gurksnys. “Whilst this is unique and looks extremely striking, it means that we will need to use special sealing and prefabrication techniques to build the cladding units and overlay the façade panels. It is an extremely complicated installation.”
Timber features heavily in Two New Bailey Square’s ground and first floor, at a scale which is unusual for an office development, however, Staticus welcomes a challenge of this nature. The firm will install aluminium façade onto the timber profiles, milling connection joints into the profiles to create an aesthetic, natural view of the timber framing.
Paulius continued: “Two New Bailey Square is a fantastic project and winning it marks a fitting end to 2018. We have grown our presence in the UK exponentially this year, opening a new office in London and taking on lucrative contracts in the City, Manchester and Liverpool. This positions Staticus strategically for further expansion in the first quarter of 2019, so we are looking forward to what we anticipate will be a very successful year.”