PRACTICE
PAVILION AT HARDMAN SQUARE, MANCHESTER

We are delighted to be working with Allied London and Sheppard Robson on the ‘Pavilion’, the new bar and restaurant at the heart of ‘The Field’ redevelopment within Spinningfields, Manchester.

Designed by Sheppard Robson, The Field will have interlinked footpaths, planted areas and a four-storey timber Pavilion which will feature landscaped ledges and trellises, tiered seating and street furniture, enveloped by a green veil.

Michael Ingall, Chief Executive of Allied London, developer of the Spinningfields estate, said that the public realm had been inspired by Eleanor Byrom, a young Manchester-habitant whose health was transformed in the 1700s by a field opposite her home, which is now the location of Hardman Square. Michael Ingall, Allied London’s chief executive, said: “We hope it will be a legacy, not only to the remarkable story of The Field, but also to the financial crisis of 2008, a crisis that put a stop to the development plans for several years. Out of crisis comes opportunity. In this case the overwhelming success this area enjoyed as temporary public realm with The Lawn Club seemed to add more value to the place than any building could ever do. It has ensured the opportunity to keep it free for people to enjoy and continue something exceptional and striking.”

As structural engineers with expertise in advanced timber engineering we are working closely with Sheppard Robson on the design of The Pavilion to create a distinctive new timber building which has an intrinsic link to its landscape within the unique urban public space.

A planning application is set to be submitted over the coming months with work due to start on The Field later in 2016.