3 Hardman Street, Manchester
This speculative commercial development resides in Hardman Square, the focal point of the Spinningfields masterplan. The plan comprises 20 signature buildings set in over six acres, transforming one of Europe’s largest urban regeneration sites into the region's new premium financial and professional services destination.
Grontmij has designed numerous buildings for this development including 3 Hardman Street. The building envelope of 3 Hardman Street has a good thermal and solar performing façade through the specification of varying levels of brise soleil and integration of solid and insulated spandrel panels.
The amount of solid and external brise soleil respond to the orientation of the building in relation to the varying sun angles and subsequent solar gains, whilst maximising daylight.