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Pomona Wharf, Trafford

Contractor: Rowlinson Construction
Architect:  Nicol Thomas Limited
Location: Trafford, Manchester
Balconies: 112 Cassette® Balconies
Value: £700k

Challenge

The Pomona Wharf project was built using modern construction methods, with all the wall panels being manufactured off-site with an RC frame and then simply installed on the building. The key requirement for Sapphire on this project was to fit with the short program and help reduce costs of balcony install.

Solution

To ensure a perfect blend with the construction program, Sapphire manufactured and stored all the pre-assembled balcony at its Winchester production facility allowing balconies to be delivered to site as required in the install sequence minimising wait times and to maintain schedule.

Installation process

Step 1: The scheme used cast-in Shoeck anchors to provide a thermal break and Sapphire’s brackets connected directly to these, taking the bracket from the thermal break within the cavity to outside of the finished façade.

Step 2: Sapphire manufactured Cassette® balconies for Pomona Wharf at its Winchester production facility.

Step 3: Preassembled and complete balconies were delivered on-site ready for the install team.

Step 4: The balconies were simply glided onto the pre-installed brackets, with installers inside the building, securing the Cassettes® to the brackets, top down.

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