Moda’s Angel Gardens damaged by storms
At least three aluminium panels have blown off the 35-storey tower in Manchester, culminating in multiple road closures on Sunday.
Initial damage to the building was apparent after Storm Ciara last weekend when a panel came loose and fell into the inner courtyard of the building.
Storm Dennis, which brought strong winds and further heavy rain this weekend, caused more damage to the building with images sent to Place North West showing that a number of panels have fallen from the façade.
The building was declared unsafe at 3pm yesterday and a section of Rochdale Road in Ancoats was closed in both directions as a result.
Miller Street and Angel Street were also closed amid concerns over public safety.
A spokesperson for Caddick Construction, said: “Certain sections of Angel Gardens have been affected by Storm Dennis. Safety is obviously of paramount importance and with the extreme weather conditions continuing this morning, three of the adjacent roads were partially closed as a precaution.
“Caddick Construction is liaising with the Manchester City Council Building Control in securing the area to maximise safety during this extreme weather event. Angel Street has now re-opened and we are working to get the others fully open as soon as possible.”
Carillion started construction of the 466-apartment block in 2016. Caddick, Moda’s sister company, took over the project when Carillion went out of business.
Deloitte acted as planner, the architects are HAUS Collective and Fuse Studios, and landscape architecture is by Planit-IE.