Constructing Excellence

Island, John Dalton Street is a £38m exemplar redevelopment at the heart of Manchester that aims to embody and reflect the craft, workmanship and innovation that is at the centre of the city.

With a design that is sympathetic to Manchester’s history and celebrating local heritage, the project also looks to the future and the forward-thinking aspects of the city, embracing digital construction to optimise the delivery whilst incorporating industry-leading features such as smart technologies and net zero environmental targets.

To deliver upon the ambitions of the project, Bowmer+Kirkland championed the use of BIM and Digital Construction from the start as a means to ensure a world-class, landmark development is delivered.  Proactivity, preparation and productivity has been at the heart of BIMBox’s digital construction strategy.

Three Winning Facts:
  1. With 30 hours of technical workshops provided one-to-one with the project team, the project has successfully identified and resolved 970 clashes, over 200 of which would have caused considerable issues within the project delivery.
  2. The project has been able to support BIMBox’s growing team–also based in Manchester–providing a fantastic learning case study for five new graduates hired in the last 12 months. These new staff members, alongside a total workforce of 40% from the Greater Manchester area, have been able to see how the investment in digital construction at a nearby project has been instrumental to its success.
  3. The project’s expert balance of old and new– the design celebrating Manchester’s heritage whilst the net zero targets and smart building integration setting the example for offices of the future– has been perfectly reflected with the project’s approach to digital construction and BIM–which has showcased the impact that can be made to optimise the delivery and truly build on traditional methods.