Dryvit worked closely with the Architect, ISA Studio and Leach Rhodes Walker and the Design Team from Russells Construction to ensure the building maximized its potential as an architecturally prominent landmark.
The most suitable system specification was identified that could meet the requirements set out by both Building Control, Planning and the client. Building Control stipulated that chosen cladding system had to satisfy their stringent requirements for fire performance. As the Dryvit Outsulation System with its expanded polystyrene (EPS) held the certification relevant for a steel frame and solid substrate it was well placed to meet the client and requirements for insurer approval for this hotel development. This system also satisfied the thermal performance required for the project of .21W/m2K.
The hotel was finished with Dryvit’s Speciality finish Stonemist incorporating a Quartz Aggregate, which was approved by Manchester City’s Council Planning Department to be used alongside the retained 19th century façade of the hotel. Stonemist is a natural finish that accents the environment in subtle tones and enhances any exterior wall and incorporates special aggregates to pick up the natural sunlight reflecting the glitter and beauty of only the rarest of stones.