Bridgewater Point, Salford
Client: Beaumont Morgan Developments Ltd
Designer(s): DEP Landscape Architecture Ltd
Contractors: Beaumont Morgan Developments Ltd
Manufacturer: IP Surfaces Ltd
Supplier: Hardscape Products Ltd
Bridgewater Point is a 220-unit residential apartment building based in Salford. The project was constructed by Beaumont Morgan and includes urban landscaping that drew inspiration from Hans Renold, a Swiss-born engineer, who came to Salford in the late 19th century.
Salford is credited as the birthplace of the Bush Roller Chain which Renold invented in 1880. It is most used for transmission of mechanical power on bicycles, motorcycles, to industrial and agricultural machinery. The symbolic chain artwork was made at IP Surfaces using 60 Crystal Black granite units with stainless steel inlayed and sandblasted to create the chain-effect for each piece.
A very intricate process throughout which looks stunning when introduced into the scheme. Even the birds-eye view of the scheme reveals the circular layout of the bicycle wheel created with Hardscape-supplied Kellen and granite products.