The Trilogy

The trilogy is a new development of 232no 1 bed, 2 bed and 3 bed apartments built around three towers in Manchester’s Castlefield district. The 3 blocks are interlinked via a central hub with landscaped courtyards. The buildings also have car parking facilities, cycle storage and a gym.


The triangular site houses two buildings, consisting of nine and 12 storeys, which are aligned along Chester Road, with the corresponding eight storey block situated on Ellesmere Street.


Project Highlights


  • With the project being spread over 3 buildings we had to carefully organise and control deliveries and site storage. This was done off site with a call off on materials and equipment and all deliveries being assigned to a block, a floor and even the room numbers depending on what was required.
  • Quality assurance was controlled on a room by room basis with individual room sign off sheets for first fix, second fix and final fix for all trades.
  • Reflective ceiling plans, room elevations and coordinated drawings were all collated prior to starting on site to ensure we had a collaborative approach when installing the M&E services.
  • We introduced prefabricated riser frames and mechanical plant which were able to be constructed off site in a controlled environment and delivered to site.

Client: Glenbrook CHD Limited

Main Contractor: Graham Construction

Architect: AEW Architects

Consultant: NWD

Services: M&E

Duration: 12 Months

Value: £5,105,000

Location: Manchester