Paterson development takes shape: July 2021 update

Following over 12 months’ extensive design and planning, work has now started to install the Paterson development building envelope. The building envelope is the exterior walls, floors, ceilings, windows and doors – so this means the form and look of the building will start to take shape.

The first step in this exciting development is the installation of bespoke exterior glass panels on the Wilmslow Road side of the building. Each panel measures 4.8m by 1.8m in size and weighs up to 600kg each – that’s about the weight of 4.5 fridges.

The glass panels were designed especially for the new research building. A combination of unitised glass and rainscreen panels will be installed over the next 6 months – this will completely transform the look of the building.

General construction update: 16 July 2021

Over the next few weeks, we will complete the pours for levels 6 and 7 of the new building.

Concrete pouring remains on schedule, with completion of the concrete frame expected by September 2021. 

The concrete pouring will take place within the standard site hours of 7:30am to 6pm. If there are any planned works that need to be completed outside of these hours, we will inform our neighbours in advance. 

The external facard and internal partitions are now being built. The installation of the electrical and plumbing systems has also commenced. 

How do I find out more?

Our community relations team will be sending out fortnightly updates about the construction work at The Christie. If you’d like to receive the updates via email or text, you can contact the team:

Last updated: July 2021