No.1 Old Trafford
Polypipe provides water management solutions for No.1 Old Trafford
The £72m No1 Old Trafford development consists of two towers, 15 and 18 storeys, across 214,000 sq ft on the waterfront at Trafford Park. The towers are made up of 354 apartments including six penthouses. The area around the site is already extensively developed so space was at a premium for Aberla M&E, who decided to use Polypipe’s Advantage Service. The Polypipe Advantage off-site fabrication service brings together manufacturing process, project management and logistics methods to provide M&E contractors with a simple, transparent production-based approach that helps to achieve project productivity targets.
Using the Advantage Service, Aberla opted for three market-leading Polypipe products: Terrain FUZE, Terrain PVC and MecFlow - the award-winning water supply system.
Dan Watchorn, Aberla’s Project Manager, said:
“Working with Polypipe Building Services is always a pleasure. From initial design meetings through to installation. This was the fi rst project we have installed MecFlow and we have already specifi ed to use on our next upcoming projects. The speed and ease which it went in was great and we can confi rm there were no failed joints throughout the full works.”
The project required a fast and reliable installation which was one of the reasons Aberla opted for the MecFlow system. MecFlow uses CLICKWELD technology which combines the benefits of electrofusion weld with clip connections.
To save time and space on site, MecFlow components are supplied as a complete Kit – for quick assembly – and connected in position. The use of clip connections also removes the need for clamping and allows for repositioning before the fi nal welding is applied. This easy installation allows skilled labour to be freed up for other crucial areas and reduces on-site installation time, reduces risk and brings the overall cost down. It’s estimated that this technology helps to save when compared to M&E contractors and project managers up to 75% of on-site install time on complex water systems when compared to traditional methods. The No1 Old Trafford project also used Polypipe Building Services’ Terrain FUZE system. Terrain FUZE is the high performance, modern drainage system used on a wide range of prestigious commercial buildings. It is manufactured from high density polyethylene (HDPE) so has strong abrasion, chemical and temperature resistance.