Fusion Building Systems has completed its works on a 40,000sqft, four-storey hotel, providing accommodation for visitors attending the Irish World Heritage Centre in Manchester, working for Truman Design & Build.
Truman approached the offsite manufacturer to provide the structural steel frame for the ground floor communal and operational areas for the 135-bed hotel. Fusion also provided the prefabricated frame for all accommodation areas which was finished with a flat roof system using a single ply membrane. A UPVC window system was also incorporated with aluminium spandrel infills and the finished building would be wrapped with a render and cladding facade.
This is the first project which Truman and Fusion had worked on together, so each business took on board the other’s requirements at pre-contract stage and maintained a high level of integration throughout.
Originally programmed as a 10 – 12 week installation, the roof was on Phase A in five weeks, within six weeks Fusion had completed a show room on the ground floor and by the end of week nine, the offsite provider had completed its entire installation.
This speed of build meant follow-on trades could start ahead of programme and by using our system, Truman also benefitted from:
- Reduced costs due to no requirement for on-site fire protection measures
- Reduced works on site because of our factory-fitted insulation and wall battens to external cassettes
- Elimination of site surveys for windows and doors thanks to the millimetre accuracy of our frames.
Chris Meads, Truman Design & Build Project Manager, said: “This was our first introduction to using light steel frame and I can’t commend the system or Fusion enough. They gave us the benefit of their experience, we worked together on supply chain integration and their structure was complete two weeks ahead of scheule. I hope to work with them again soon.”