St Peters Square

St Peter's Square

The centerpiece of a major redevelopment designed by award-winning German architects Latz + Partners

The project

The transformation of St Peter’s Square in Manchester is part of Transport for Greater Manchester’s £165 million Second City Crossing and Manchester City Council’s redevelopment of the area; an initiative that will see more than £1bn invested into the city centre’s infrastructure by 2017.

The latest phase of the project was designed by award winning German architects Latz + Partners, who specified tinted and printed glass for the elegant new tram stop, and clients Shawton Engineering who completed the complex structural metal work on site.

The solution

The glass was specified as a key aesthetic component of the new St. Peter’s Square tram stop, and required tinted, shaped and printed glass panels in varying depths of colour.

More than 370 sq. m of 17.5mm thickness heat soaked laminated green-tinted glass have been drilled and shaped by Romag for the city centre scheme, and form four eye-catching canopies for passengers sheltering from the elements on two newly built platforms.

The stop also features new passenger safety balustrades constructed from 50 sq. m of toughened laminated clear glass from Romag, which has also supplied the vertical central glass sections designed to support the canopies.

The result

The new stop forms the centrepiece of the major new civic space.  The green glass fits effortlessly in its surrounding and cascades light and shade alongside the newly planted trees on the platform; a first for the city.

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