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Technical talk: Viadux Phase 1

Event organised by ICE

Date
17 April 2024
Time
18:00 - 19:30 BST (GMT+1)
Location
Online

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Overview

Viadux Phase 1 is a 40-storey residential development, built over an existing Grade II listed viaduct structure in the heart of Manchester city centre. 

In this talk from Kevin Gilsenan and Patrick Clayton, they will provide an overview of the development and the unique engineering response for the tower to provide an efficient solution, whilst addressing the challenges of building within and over the existing viaduct. 

The approach to minimising the alterations and intervention to the Grade II listed viaduct will also be presented, including how the new column and core openings were formed through the existing masonry arch structure. Consideration of embodied carbon and lessons learnt will also be discussed.

Speakers

Kevin Gilsenan

Kevin Gilsenan

Renaissance Associates

director

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Kevin Gilsenan

Kevin Gilsenan is a director of Renaissance Associates, a company he co-founded in 2012. With over 25 years in the industry, Kevin has a wealth of experience working on both new and historic buildings, and complex and challenging sites. He also demonstrates strong, technical and commercially focused leadership. 

On all Renaissance projects, Kevin applies innovative engineering to deliver environmentally considered solutions. He achieves this through the intelligent use of technologies, quality systems and by working effectively with colleagues and multi-disciplinary teams. 

Kevin has an enthusiastic passion for engineering, which is driven by his desire to achieve engineering excellence and minimum material usage in everything the Renaissance team does.

Patrick Clayton

Patrick Clayton

Renaissance Associates

associate

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Patrick Clayton

Patrick Clayton is an associate at Renaissance Associates, and has extensive knowledge of the commercial residential sector. He has worked on numerous challenging city centre sites in his 13 years as a consultant structural engineer. His experience ranges from £100M new build towers, to extensive refurbishments of historic buildings and regenerative design.

Patrick's strong commercial focus and passion for the efficient use of materials has led not just to more viable projects for clients, but more carbon-efficient ones that reduce the impact on the environment.

For more information please contact:

Lauren Moczulski