Ambiental were approached to create a Flood Risk Assessment and Drainage Strategy to support the development of the Hollings Building, more affectionately known as the “Toast Rack” and supporting buildings in Manchester.
The development involved changing the use of the “Toast Rack”, and the three other buildings within the site; a clothing block, admin block, and the “Drum” (or the ‘Fried Egg’). The plan was to refurbish the current building and extend the site to include an 11-storey residential building (named the Gateway Building), a further 7,000 square feet of retail spaces, and a 20,000 square foot gym and leisure area. Car parking, access, and landscaping works were also included in the planning.
The application was then approved for planning.