London, Manchester are targets for residential space.
Alimak Providing Equipment for Landmark London Project
Alimak Group is providing a range of vertical-access solutions to Chalegrove Properties Ltd. for construction of the 75-story, 239-m-tall The Landmark Pinnacle in London’s Canary Wharf. Upon completion in 2020, it is set to become the tallest residential building in Europe. The US$5.1-million order includes construction hoists, an access tower, service and support. Most equipment is being delivered in 2017. Alimak Group CEO Tormod Gunleiksrud stated:
“This is the fourth large order we have received in Canary Wharf and the first from Chalegrove Properties. We are proud to be involved in The Landmark Pinnacle. . . . The continued development of residential and office space in London is very exciting, and we are pleased to see a continued interest in our solutions.”
700-Plus Homes Planned at Manchester’s Angel Meadow
A Far East Consortium-backed plan for approximately 750 homes within four buildings of up to 40 stories has been approved by the Manchester City Council on a site adjacent to Angel Meadow Park in Manchester, U.K., The Architects’ Journal reported. It is part of the larger, mixed-used NOMA neighborhood masterplan (ELEVATOR WORLD, February 2015). Designed by 5plus Architects, the plan also includes 22- and 17-story towers and a low- to mid-rise building on Mount Street. According to 5plus, the design “gives everything back to the street” and features active, open space between buildings. Construction is expected to start in early 2018.
Manchester’s Residential Tower Cluster Continues to Grow
Developer DeTrafford Estates plans to build a trio of residential towers of 18, 26 and 32 stories in the shadow of the rising, four-tower Owen Street cluster of skyscrapers (EW, February 2017) in Manchester, U.K., Construction Enquirer reported. Simpson Haugh is the architect of the plan, which will become part of the Great Jackson Street Development and contribute to brisk residential growth on the edge of the city center. In September, DeTrafford was in talks with a company to clear the 1.2-acre site.