Budenberg Haus Projekte, Altrincham, Manchester
Urban Splash acquired the site of the former Budenberg Gauge factory adjacent to the Bridgewater Canal in 1999. A series of Victorian industrial buildings were demolished to enable a new residential development comprising 320 new high quality apartments.
The existing three storey Budenberg building was retained, converted and extended. Completed in 2004 this phase of the project won numerous awards, including an Institution of Structural Engineers North West Region Award.
Two new buildings comprising 260 dwellings with a large underground car park were designed using a steel-framed superstructure leaning out over the canal. Steel sheet piles form the basement car park constructed using the ‘silent’ pile technique into the underlying saturated sands. This phase was completed in 2006.
CLIENT - Urban Splash
ROLE - Civil and Structural Engineer
ARCHITECT - Foster & Partners, New Build Arkheion Architects Ltd and Conversion and Extension
COST – £30m