Latest bird’s eye view

18 11 2013

Latest bird's eye view

Despite Manchester living up to its reputation as a rainy city, I’ve been up on the roof of the nearby Halls of Residence on Denmark Road for today’s shot of the construction site – its almost exactly two months since the last visit (see: and the most obvious differences are the glazing of the Promenade and Cafe – the subject of the last blog post – and the completeness of the Exhibition Galleries’ roofs, which although within the area of the current new build, is actually a long-term maintenance job, funded as part of the whole project by the University of Manchester. This new roof re-uses existing slates, but incorporates new state of the art roof-lights and crucially is now well insulated as part of the overall energy saving strategy. The white blocks visible elsewhere in the photo are further insulating material ready to go onto the areas of flat roof in advance of a waterproof membrane. Some of these flat roofed areas will in turn accommodate a bio-diverse roof and photo-voltaic panels – look out for more about these sustainable developments in the future.


Those of you with eagle eyes will have spotted something missing – our lovely yellow crane, having served its purpose, was taken down at the weekend, so there is a bit more space on site for deliveries and general access.


And finally, just a quick reminder of how the building looked from this angle way back in the spring of 2013; never again will we see that ugly back view of the building, instead an elegant façade embracing Whitworth Park.




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19 11 2013

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20 11 2013
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13 02 2014
Latest bird’s eye view of the construction site | Gallery in the Park

[…] On first glance it might not seem as if much has changed since the last view in mid November (see:, but on closer inspection you can see progress on the installation of window frames and glazing, […]

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