The new Hard Rock Cafe is situated within the ‘Printworks’ leisure and entertainment centre in the heart of Manchester. The site being a redevelopment of a terrorist bomb damaged area.
Works to the shell unit comprised new roof level plant deck, a new mezzanine floor within the restaurant to support additional plant and a number of brickwork feature walls. It was a client requirement that real bricks be used as opposed to brick slips to give the wall a touch of authenticity.
As the floors were unable to support the additional loadings the brickwork had to be suspended using a steel frame from the structure over.