JPG were appointed to provide Civil, Structural, Geotechnical and Highway design services for the new Think Money Campus at Trafford Park, Manchester.
The client stipulation was that the development was to achieve a minimum BREEAM “Very Good” rating. The campus comprises 123,550 sq ft of new office accommodation contained within three 3-storey buildings. A crèche building of 4,400 sq ft was also provided.
The office buildings are braced steel frames supporting concrete composite decking floor slabs at upper levels and lightweight cladding at roof level. The external area is capable of housing 591 cars. A 1.3km running track has also been provided around the site. To future-proof the development a fourth building has been designed although at this stage only the foundations and below ground service elements have been constructed.