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Halo Apartments, Simpson Street

Simpson Street, a 6-storey residential development to the centre of Manchester.

This Forshaw Land and Property Group development delivers 66 apartments with a 4-level underground car parking facility. The project consists of a mix of 1, 2 and 3 bed fully serviced rental units.

The Challenge

The development was designed by DLA Design and main contracted by Bardsley Construction. The external glass balustrade package presented a number of initial design challenges:

  1. Balustrade to balconies – A full glass balustrade, trim and decking solution needed to be designed and coordinated for the steel balcony frames.
  2. Balustrade to terraces – The glass balustrade line needed to be cantilevered away from the edge of the Metsec deck by about 110mm.
  3. Privacy screens – Because the building had a Metsec frame, a bespoke fixing bracket detail would be required.

The Solution

Following early design engagement, BA Systems were contracted to design, supply and install the glass balustrades to the balconies and terraces, glass privacy screens and balcony decking system. The B40 Frameless balustrade with 21.5mm toughened and laminated glass was supplied to the balconies and terraces. This was complemented with a B20 Privacy Screen with opaque glass infills.

Project Achievements