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A cheep job

Roofing contractor BriggsAmasco has begun work on an innovative brown roof scheme at Manchester mixed-use development 1 New York Street.

The roof was designed with the aim of attracting the rare Black Redstart bird into the city centre, emulating a natural area of habitat and vegetation that will stimulate breeding.

A Hydrotech hot melt roof system will be installed across the 900 sq m area, providing a watertight foundation.

A bio-diverse system of sedum, wild flower turf, rubble and rocks – along with various recycled materials – will then be created.

The initiative is being led by Manchester City Council. The 12-storey development is being built by Sir Robert McAlpine, and includes 9,000 sq m of office space and 400 sq m of ground floor retail space.

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