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Three New Bailey

Landmark office building part of a £650m regeneration of the Salford Central area.
Brick and glass building facade of Three New Bailey

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Location

Salford, United Kingdom

Client

English Cities Fund

Architect

Make Architect

Three New Bailey is a 157,000ft2, seven-storey new build office development, featuring a distinctive red brick weave façade. Located on the banks of the River Irwell, the development forms part of the English Cities Fund’s Salford Central regeneration masterplan. It is now home to HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC’s) regional hub.

Having worked on the adjacent developments, our engineering team were appointed to deliver a flexible, modern working environment that can be adapted to future ways of working. The adoption of a long-span composite steel framed structure along with allowances for future service and circulation adaptation mean that building is future proofed. The precast brick façade recognised the heritage of the setting.

Lee Leston-Jones, Structures Partner, commented, "Reducing material consumption is always a primary concern for us, both from a value and carbon intensity perspective. We undertook comprehensive reviews to optimise floor-to-floor heights. We also designed a pragmatic and cost-effective earthworks and remediation solution that maximised the sustainable recovery and re-use of all site-won materials in accordance with current legislation and guidance."

Key fact

The masonry façade gives a nod to Salford’s cotton-weaving heritage.

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Key fact

Security provisions respected the increased crime and terrorism threat to the occupier.

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Key fact

An archaeological excavation was undertaken to record the historic ‘New Bailey Prison’.

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Darren Wood in office with brick background

Darren Wood

Director, Security

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We worked closely with the developer and proposed tenant to deliver a fully coordinated physical and electronic security strategy for the site, meeting all stakeholders’ detailed requirements.

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