Budenberg Apartments

Project Overview

The Budenberg Haus Apartments lie around 6 miles south of Manchester in Altrincham, and were the first residential development to be designed by Foster and Partners outside of London. The scheme integrates existing industrial buildings with new construction, in the form of two stunning, seven-storey parallel blocks that resemble the bow of a boat. The 215 apartments vary in size and layout, and feature a series of staggered roofs that were specifically designed to create the impression of a green stair. With a demanding delivery schedule, the construction of this prestigious landmark project for Urban Splash required effective, efficient waterproofing to ensure that the programme stayed on track. This became even more important when an unexpected fire during the early stages of construction caused damaged and threatened delays.

The Solution

MAC Roofing was selected as the specialist roofing contractor for this highly prestigious development due to its extensive experience and expertise in the residential sector. In total, over 27,000m2 of waterproofing was installed, including 10,000m2 of inverted roofing and 16,000m2 of podium deck protection over the underground car park.

Versatility was fundamental to the success of this project, and MAC were the perfect choice as they were able to install a range of systems including built-up felt roofing, polymeric single ply and even intensive green roofs. MAC were also able to suggest a fast-track method of providing temporary waterproofing to the 4th floor of the main buildings, which enabled the interiors to be fitted out and decorated more quickly. Overall, thanks to MAC’s expertise and professionalism, this award-winning project was able to be brought back on track and was delivered on time.

Budenberg Haus Apartments roofing

Project Information


Urban Splash



Systems Used

10,000m2 of Inverted Roofing
16,000m2 of Podium Deck Waterproofing
900m2 of BUFR to access areas
600m2 of Polymeric Single Ply Roofing to refurbish existing factory building

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