Albion Towers & Fitzwarren Court, Salford

Interior Design

Refurbishment of two existing 1960’s tower blocks in Pendleton, Salford to create highly sustainable, residential communities.

    The first project, the 16-storey, 120 apartment Albion Towers completed in 2020. Our work at the nearby 23-storey, Fitzwarren Court completed in early 2021. The works were undertaken by our client Casey for landlord Salix Homes.

    These communities were once earmarked to be rehoused due to the planned regeneration of the area but were given a new lease of life when funding was secured to modernise the blocks.

    In collaboration with specialist fire engineers and the local authority, we led the re-design of the facades to both buildings to provide a new high performing fabric. New heating to the apartments is provided by innovative ground source heat pump technology which we designed to route through the existing structure using our 3D capabilities. These interventions will help improve thermal efficiency, reduce energy costs and help tackle fuel-poverty.

    Other works, for which we were also lead designer, included the integration of new sprinkler and fire alarm systems, as well as the refurbishment of the communal areas, lobby and grounds.