Polypipe Building Services, the UK’s leading developer of water management solutions for the commercial sector, provided an array of key services for Aberla M&E on a luxurious new development in Manchester.
The £72m No1 Old Trafford development consists of two towers, 15 and 18 storeys, across 214,000 sq ft on the waterfront at Trafford Park.
The area around the site is already extensively developed so space was at a premium for Aberla M&E, who decided to use Polypipe’s Advantage service.
Polypipe Advantage offsite fabrication service brings together manufacturing process, project management and logistics methods to provide M&E contractors with a production-based approach that helps to achieve project productivity targets.
Using the Advantage service, Aberla opted for three Polypipe products: Terrain FUZE, Terrain PVC and MecFlow.
The building program required a fast and reliable install to which MecFlow supports due to the innovative CLICKWELD technology that combines all the benefits of an electrofusion weld with clip connections to reduce on-site installation time.
MecFlow components are supplied to the project site as a complete kit for quick assembly and connected in position. The use of clip connections removes the need for clamping and allows for repositioning before the final welding is applied.
Terrain FUZE is manufactured from high density polyethylene (HDPE) so has strong abrasion, chemical and temperature resistance. HDPE was specifically used in the in lower levels to avoid the risk of leaks with homogenous welding in the commercial and communal spaces such as the reception area.