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Neaco’s Techdek aluminium grille flooring system has been specified for an innovative internal cycle park at the XYZ building, a landmark project providing a striking new commercial and leisure amenity in Manchester.

Comprising 160,00 sq ft in total, XYZ was designed by Cartwright Pickard Architects to serve cutting edge working culture and fully embrace the lifestyle needs of contemporary business. A signature feature which represents this concept is the provision for cyclists which includes a basement-level cycle parking area with a cycle way leading up to additional split-level parking and the ground floor reception. Techdek grille flooring’s strength and versatility made it an ideal choice for the cycle way decking.

Robert Phillips, Associate at Cartwright Pickard, said: “We specified the Neaco Techdek system for the cycle ramp at XYZ due its robust construction and the simplicity of its design – the modular nature of its construction, its excellent drainage capabilities and the ribbed profile for surety under foot. Its track record of being used on similar, high profile projects gave us the confidence that the product was suitable for the application. Neaco were extremely helpful and proactive in helping us find the right solution and in providing all of the necessary documentation, details and specifications when they were required.”



Located close to the Leftbank area of Spinningfields, XYZ has been described as the UK’s best new workspace building and one which defines the next generation of property asset class. It includes 20,000 sq ft floor plates and over 30,000 sq ft of public amenity space including cafes, restaurants, meeting spaces and leisure facilities. With a view to refining and evolving previous commercial real estate benchmarks, XYZ not only supports both fledgling and mature businesses but uniquely provides the dynamic environment for them to flourish alongside each other. Construction is being overseen by lead contractors, Mclaren Group, and the first occupants are due to arrive in March.

Precision-engineered off site and easy to assemble with no welding required, Techdek grille flooring is suitable for many other applications, including staging, solar shading, maintenance galleries and roof access walkways. Manufactured from recycled aluminium, the product has many environmentally friendly attributes: the system is non-toxic, non-combustible, corrosive-free and 100 per cent recyclable with no downgrading of its properties and very little energy required for re-melting.