Grafton Street Helipad Manchester, UK

The bridge design connects the recently completed Sheppard Robson-designed Grafton Street carpark with Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (CMFT) to provide vital emergency care facilities for the region.

Suspended 12 metres above street-level is Sheppard Robson’s design for a new bridge that will boost accident and emergency (A&E) care in the region. The 130m-long structure – distinctive in form and materiality – will connect the proposed helipad on the top of the recently completed Sheppard Robson-designed Grafton Street carpark to the hospital, improving access to the hospital’s facilities, which include a specialist children’s A&E unit.

Developed in partnership with Bruntwood for Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, the design’s longest span is 40m-long and will be clad in reflective faceted metal panels. The choice of material and varied architectural form will allow the bridge to integrate into the skyline whilst also being animated by the changing quality of light.

Client
  • Bruntwood / Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Completion
2017

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