Double Tree Manchester

Value of the Project
£ 2.5 million 2024-03-26T10:45:00+00:00

Howard Evans Roofing recently completed the cladding refurbishment works at The Double Tree in Manchester.

This was a challenging project due to the location of the hotel being in the centre of Manchester directly opposite the train station and with the trams running some 6 feet from the building as well as canals also being adjacent and during busy times, seeing 100,000 people pass through the area a day.

Public access was always maintained throughout the project. Howard Evans acted as main contractor for the delivery of the project direct for Valor Hotels with Buro Happold in place as design engineers. Prior to the works commencing we created our own welfare facilities in the underground park. These are still being used by other maintenance contractors who visit and work on the hotel so have left a legacy long after we completed works.

Access was gained via cradles in some areas and via a scaffold in other areas of the hotel, weight limits depending.

Local contractors Connolly Scaffolding designed and built a full design scaffolding allowing public access and access for hotel users.

Our remit was the removal of the existing powder coated aluminium cladding panels and safely store for reuse.

We then removed the existing grid and insulation. We then installed a new vapour barrier, new Rockwool insulation and a new grid system. The previously set aside panels were then refitted to compete our works.

Deliveries were completed on a just-in-time basis by our crane lorry to avoid any disruption to the Hotel and as per council requirements and as there was limited space on site to store materials.

Some works were completed during the night due to the trams and as per access requirements to avoid any disruption.

The works were completed ahead of schedule with minimal disruption to the hotel throughout the 50-week project despite it being fully occupied throughout the works and with an average of 10 to 16 people on site each day.