Genlec power up major Manchester city centre site

2nd March 2020

North West mechanical and electrical contractor, Genlec, has met the critical ‘power on’ stage of the 20-storey Motel One and Staycity development in Manchester City Centre.

The large scale mechanical and electrical installation project is being carried out with Russell’s Construction on behalf ofProperty Alliance Group.

Genlec has been on site for over 6 months to date under a 21 month M&E programme, making considerable progress up to floor eight, introducing power into the building within the coming weeks.

A team of 25 skilled  installation engineers are currently delivering final fixes to the lower two floors

whilst testing of services is also being carried out on lower floors. The site team has taken delivery of the main LV distribution panels and as finalised areas reach completion, they are closed off in preparation for the next phase to commence.

Jonathan Twentyman, Managing Director of Genlec explained: “I’m really pleased to see work progressing well and in line with the programme. The biggest challenge at the site is the lack of space and storage, it really is at a premium making careful planning imperative. 

“We continue to work closely with Russell’s and the rest of the supply chain to ensure that the project develops in line with expectations. It’s great to see power into the building which is an incredibly important milestone within an M&E contract.”

The towering new structure is located at the site of the former Peterloo House at 3 St Peter’s Square. The project will see the creation of 328 hotel rooms for Motel One, which will occupy levels ground to eight, while Staycity Aparthotels will provide 256 studios and one-bedroom units under its premium ‘Wilde Aparthotels’ brand on floors nine to 20.

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