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Four New Bailey


Four New Bailey is part of a major regeneration scheme, revitalising an area of Salford that’s stood still for quite some time.  This significant £650 million development is bringing a new era for Salford’s cityscape. Working with Make Architects and Bowmer & Kirkland, we provided a structural steel solution aligned with the client’s design objectives set by the English Cities Fund. Our endeavour centred around Plot B7, a distinctive 175,000-square-foot, 11-story office complex embodying innovation at its core.

The diagrid form, serving as a visual statement, incorporates a ‘floating’ corner above the main entrance area, showcasing the versatility of high-strength performance steelwork. Our meticulous planning and collaboration with local authorities averted road closures despite tight site constraints. Employing a hybrid solution of rolled sections and fabricated beams, we tailored section properties to meet specific requirements.

Plot B7, positioned at the southeast corner overlooking New Bailey/Stanley Street, stands as a testament to the ambitious development of completing the New Bailey Masterplan. Encased in a distinctive black metal diagrid framework, with ‘diamonds’ spanning three floors, alongside glazed ceramic spandrel panels and black-framed windows, it epitomises architectural uniqueness.

New Bailey, a blend of commercial and residential spaces, revitalises previously unused areas, fostering regeneration, enhancing economic value, and creating employment opportunities. As part of the Energy/Sustainability report, a comprehensive assessment led us to choose a steel solution with a lower embodied carbon impact.

We were on site from late 2022, completing the steel frame within 31 weeks, marking a significant milestone in the project’s timeline. Our steel project management, coupled with intricate design principles and exceptional fabrication expertise, ensured a cost-effective and structurally efficient outcome.

End Client

Muse Places

Main Contractor

Bowmer & Kirkland Ltd


Make Ltd


Cundall Engineers