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A beautiful and modern newbuild in historic Manchester

One Greengate is a newbuild highrise residential tower scheme designed by OMI Architect. Nick Berry, the directer of OMI Architects has called it “an interesting challenge in a very sensitive historic quarter of the city” but also a deomonstration of an evolving approach to repairing cities and bringing new life to tired and unloved environments . Renaker Build has won the consent for building on the site. The project contains 497 apartments, townhouses and garden apartments in a grouping of buildings of 12, 13, 21 and 31 storeys surrounding a landscaped courtyard, car park and spaces for cycles and motorcycles.

The Danish window manufacturer, Idealcombi, are delivering 1,430 windows and doors for the project. The windows consist of 950 Futura+ topguided elements and 480 Contura tilt-turn doors for both walk out balconies and Juliette balconies.

“In the improving financial climate this is evidence that large scale projects are back on track not only in London and the South-East, but in Manchester too”, says James Hutchins, UK General Manager at Idealcombi. “It’s a beautiful project that will put new energy into a very central part of Manchester by the River Irwell and near the Manchester Victoria Station and our windows will contribute to both a slim and elegant design and to a modern way of energy thinking”.

The first delivery of windows will take place in February 2015 and deliveries will continue through to the end of the year.
Idealcombi are known for it’s high quality windows and doors, and the Futura+ series is among the most energy efficient products on the market. Idealcombi has since One Greengate launched a sister series to Futura+ – an inward opening product series in the same external design called Futura+i.

“We have had great succes with Futura+i – the inward opening extension to Futura+ – it gives the architects more freedom to design their buildings with the slim profiles without having to compromise on the external design when combining outward and inward opening functions”, says James Hutchins.

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