A little less than 10 months since we began work on site at the Wythenshawe Interchange project in Greater Manchester, we are delighted that the project is now complete.
Curtis Moore started on site on 16th September 2014, tasked with roofing and cladding the curvaceous structure which now in completed form is extremely impressive and certainly eye-catching.
The project was managed by Kier Construction & designed by Aedas Architects. The project was delivered by TfGM, with joint funding from them and Manchester City Council.
This was the first Kalzip project we were awarded following us becoming a teamKal contractor in March 2014. The roof was incredibly complex from a design & installation perspective due to the unusual shape in plan & the fact it curved in 2 planes in section. Whilst the roofing element is a main part of the project for us, the most challenging task on site was the complex secret fix eaves, facia & soffit system which curves in two dimensions and is fixed to complex bracketry and framing.
The new interchange, which is located off Poundswick Lane next to Wythenshawe Forum, is now an impressive new gateway to Wythenshawe town centre, improving access to both the public transport network by creating better links to jobs, education and leisure – an essential improvement with over 52,000 people working in Wythenshawe across a variety of large employers. It will be operational and open to the public imminently.
For passengers, the new interchange offers a range of improved services, such as modern, fully-covered waiting areas, better information and ticketing facilities, a safer, more secure waiting environment and greater accessibility.
Curtis Moore are delighted to have been involved in such a prestigious project as part of plans to regenerate this area of Greater Manchester.