Brookland House is the latest refurbishment project by Beech Holdings, who are known for taking unloved buildings and transforming them into sustainable homes.
Formerly a neglected office block, Brookland House now provides 25 contemporary eco-friendly apartments. Located close to Salford University, and Salford Quay which is now home to Media City, they are perfect for both students and professionals who want high-spec living, away from the hustle and bustle of Manchester City Centre.
Built with sustainability in mind, the apartments benefit from an energy efficient glazing package from Senior Architectural Systems. This includes double glazed SPW600e windows, which can achieve U values as low as 1.08 W/m2K*, when calculated as a commercial CEN standard.
Thermally efficient SF52 Curtain Walling was installed in communal areas to give a light and airy feel. With elegant slim sightlines and arched frames at the head, SF52 provides both an elegant and sustainable solution.
The development sits within a gated community, but to give residents extra peace of mind, SPW501 commercial doors, which are certified to PAS24 and Secured by Design standards, were specified for all entrances. These robust commercial doors come in a variety of configurations and can easily cope with the heavy pedestrian footfall.
Additional sustainability features include underfloor heating and air source heat pumps. There is also secure bike storage and access to Metrolink public transport just 500 yards from the front door taking residents into Manchester city centre within minutes.
*based on 48mm triple glazed, SPW600e tilt/turn window system