The Embankment, Greengate, Manchester

Energy Design Solutions have started working on site at the prestigious Greengate regeneration scheme in the heart of Manchester.  The scope of works includes a number of architectural louvre screens and doors, some with Kingspan Kooltherm insulation fitted to the rear, and some double bank active areas.  There are also a number of specialist glazed-in louvre panels, some with curved head.

The development will see two office blocks of 172,640 sq ft and 150,000 sq ft built, along with a 442-space car park, which will be run by Q-Park. The first block and the car park have been valued at £56m.

The Embankment development is part of the wider Greengate regeneration scheme, which is on the border of Manchester and Salford and hopes to bring in £400m of private investment and create 5,200 jobs.

Greengate takes its name from the main street than ran through the historic core of Salford to the River Irwell. In Medieval times, it acted as the main crossing point to central Manchester. The site is opposite Manchester Cathedral.

The project is being led by a joint-venture between Manchester-based Ask Developments and construction company Carillion.