This is Cornbrook Hub, a residential block of 280 apartments occupying a site in the regenerated historic industrial area, close to train and tramlines and the river Irwell.
The balustrades are placed on the concrete slab floors of the building which are exposed to form continuous balconies around the building.
This project benefitted from onsite visits by Powdertech, the client and Delta Balustrades. Powdertech coated sample balustrades spanning a quarter of one floor. These were installed and then reviewed on site. “On site collaboration between clients and suppliers benefits a project enormously,” said Richard Besant, Director, Powdertech, “We are always more than happy to visit a project, preferably near the start so that all important factors can be considered immediately.”
Powdertech galvanised, fettled and pre-treated 2,600 linear metres of steel and powder coated in matt black RAL9005. Black was chosen as making a statement contrast against the grey façades which are alternating solid and transparent sections, to increase natural light, create a sense of privacy and provide views from all units.