Bowes Street Apartments

Project: Bowes Street Apartments

Main Contractor: Rowlinson Construction

M&E: Arc Electric

Roof Type: VM Zinc

Date: Jan 2020

We worked with Arc Electric and Rowlinson Construction to install solar for a housing development on the site of the former Stagecoach depot fronting Princess Road in Manchester.

Designed by architect Buttress, the plan will deliver 54 two- and three-storey family homes and 204 one to three-bedroom apartments, 72 of which will be retirement living apartments.

We installed 4 x 20kWp systems comprising of 288 panels and four inverters.  We worked closely with the client and installed a bespoke mounting system to fix the panels onto a VM Zinc roofing system.  The specially designed system used prevented the need for any drilling into the roof and helped to protect the buildings structure.

Key Stats

Location – Manchester

  • System Size – 80 kWp
  • Number of panels - 288
  • Annual Output – 65,272 kWh per year
  • Cost per unit – 0.06p
  • Co2 Reduction – 9.5 Tonnes per year