Mansell Finishes has been appointed by Main Contractor Mount Anvil to undertake on-site works at the mixed use Kampus scheme in Manchester city centre. In addition to the 475-bedroom apartment development, the scheme will house a mix of independent bars, cafes and restaurants and will transform the former site of Manchester Metropolitan University.
Worth over £5m to the company, Mansell is due on site in August 2018. The works will include 78,000m2 of partition walls, shaftwell and linings, 22,000m2 of MF ceilings, 2,500m2 of grid and tile ceilings and 130,000m2 of skimming.
Mansell’s involvement in the project is expected to last 107 weeks with completion in August 2020 on what is a landmark project for the city.
Mount Anvil commenced enabling works on the first phase of the £250m canal-side scheme about a year ago which involved the demolition of the Aytoun Street Campus buildings on the site.
Mansell worked closely with longstanding trading partner British Gypsum to review the performance criteria of the partitions, walls and ceilings to ensure that strict building control requirements were met, including acoustic, thermal insulation and fire regulations. Mansell has value engineered a plus 5dB option for enhanced acoustic performance on the scheme and achieved the 60 and 90 minute requirements for fire regulations as per the specification.
Due to the tight city centre location materials will need to be delivered by Mansell to the workface using just in time logistics and waste removed using similar methods to negate the need for skip storage on site.
Mike Foy, Commercial Director at Mansell Finishes comments: “This is a tremendous win for the business on such a prestigious project. It will play a major role in the future regeneration of the city and will attract residents and businesses alike plus plenty of investment. Due to the scale of the works involved there is a significant amount of planning and logistics required but as a seasoned and well established contractor we are very well versed in resourcing projects of such scale.”