Tamworth Towers, Manchester

Client  Trafford Housing Trust

Contractor Seddon Construction

Architects  PRP Architects

Contract Value £14.2M

Services Civil & Structural Engineering and Geotechnical & Environmental Site Investigation

The vision of the regeneration project is to refurbish tower blocks in the Old Trafford area of Manchester to act as a catalyst for change. Currently the regeneration project has led to the refurbishment of three tower blocks and the demolition of a further five tower blocks to make way for 180 new homes. A further two tower blocks is currently being refurbished. The key challenges that the tower block refurbishments needed to face were:

A lack of security

Tower block unpopularity

Poor heating and ventilation

Poor thermal performance of the structure

Throughout the design process optimum solutions were sought to overcome these challenges whilst staying within the tight budget. Examples of these solutions are:

  • Insulated over cladding and roof insulation
  • A new integrated efficient cascade heat recovery and gas boiler system
  • High performance windows and balcony enclosing system
  • Waste and recycling improvements
  • New accessible secure entrances with individual identities.