First Street, Manchester case study

Project information

Location: Manchester
Sub-Contractor: SCC Limited
Product used: Titan Support System

Project Background

The First Street North development in the heart of Manchester is one of the region’s most important regeneration sites. When complete, the development will become a vibrant neighbourhood with a mixture of culture and leisure facilities, including a public outdoor space for performances and events, retail and office space and also 5 star hotel accommodation.

Contractors S.C.C. Ltd are carrying out the design and build of the hotel structure, which is a hybrid of mostly precast construction with part in-situ concrete.


The Titan Support falsework structure shown in the photograph is 5 storeys high, and a further 6 floors are to be constructed above. The falsework cannot be struck until the cantilever roof beams are in place, as the floors are hung from the roof.

The Titan falsework structure approaches 20m high and is tied back into the main building frame at levels 2 and 4 for stability.