Scott’s Developments took on the technically challenging project to breathe new life into the landmark Art Deco-style building off West Street. SDA Architects designed the comprehensive internal revamp of the property, built in the 1920s, to create Steel City House comprising 60,000 sq ft of prime commercial space across five storeys including a roof extension which has created two additional floors. Although contemporary in style, the new interiors have been designed to complement the classic external façade of the original property, regarded as one of the city’s most iconic buildings.
The contractor, Clay Construction, carried out the full refurbishment which required them to gut the building, remove the top floor and open up an internal courtyard prior to remodelling and refitting the internal space. New features include Category II lighting, raised access flooring, comfort cooling, shower and washroom facilities, CCTV, DDA compliance and atrium bridges linking open floor plates to glass lifts. The accommodation is now complete and has already attracted a number of high-profile tenants.
Neaco’s structural glass balustrade forms part of the £10m project’s signature feature: a new central atrium which brings natural light into the heart of the building, right down to ground floor level.
The roof extension also includes an external terrace featuring Neaco’s structural glass balustrade, maximising panoramic views of the city below, whilst our stainless steel balustrade has been installed in the new reception area, ground floor business café and stairwells.
In addition to stainless steel and structural glass balustrade, Neaco’s balustrade range is available in aluminium which is powder coated in a wide choice of solid colours, metallic colours and wood-effect finishes. Neaco’s diverse product portfolio also includes Juliet and walk-on balconies, adaptive bathing facilities and aluminium open grille systems for flooring, screening and solar shading applications.
I’m more than happy with the service and products supplied by Neaco - their combination of decking and balustrade has been an excellent choice for this development."
Ric Blenkharn | Bramhall Blenkharn