Deansgate Square

Polypipe eases pressure on UK’s second tallest residential development.

The company provided a range of systems, including pressure attenuators and drainage stacks, to the colossal £385 million Deansgate Square development in Manchester city centre. The 2.7-acre site will comprise 1,508 luxury apartments and across four high-rise blocks, including the 200m, 65-storey South Tower, which will be the UK’s second tallest residential building behind the 75-storey, 239m Landmark Pinnacle being constructed in London. The Manchester complex, designed by award-winning architect SimpsonHaugh and Partners, will include a 20m indoor swimming pool, performance studios, a three-storey underground car park, indoor tennis court, 1,900sqft gym, leisure suite, residents’ lounges and relaxation areas. It will be capped off with a rooftop garden with a private bar and catering facilities.

After main contractor Renaker selected Polypipe to design the vent piping, the company devised a system that incorporated its exclusive Terrain *P.A.P.A.® (Positive Air Pressure Attenuator) and Pleura Vent system, which work in harmony to regulate air pressures within pipework and eliminate  the need for a secondary vent. Polypipe also provided Terrain FUZE drainage stacks to minimise cost, installation times and resources, and a tailored PVC piping system. The stacks also have fewer joints to reduce the risk of leaks.