X1 Media City, Manchester, Manchester

Project Facts:

  • Manchester, UK
  • Multi family homes
  • Completion: 2017

Uponor involvement

  • N/A

Located in the thriving Manchester Media City district, X1 Media City will be the largest residential development in the North West and is set to dominate the Salford Quays skyline. The development includes four iconic residential towers, which will boast a mix of studios, 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments. Space is allocated on the first and second floor for commercial and retail units.

This landmark development will add £1.4 billion of public and private investment to the area and help support growth in the North West. Companies within the district, which include BBC and ITV, will also benefit from residential accommodation for their staff.

Uponor involvement HE Simm requested Multi-Layer Composite Pipe (MLCP) for supplying hot and cold water in each apartment. To control individual appliances, “L” manifolds were specified within each block.

HE Simm have already installed MLCP and “L” manifolds in 275 apartments within block 1 of the development.

The Benefits Through specifying MLCP, the client will benefit from reduced heat-expansion and a hygienic supply of tap water. The aluminium core within MLCP will also prevent oxygen ingress. To accommodate the clients changing needs, the Uponor “L” Manifold is fully customisable. 

With the support of HE Simm, a complete service from installing the solution to delivering customer support after the installation was provided.

Indeed, Uponor's customer service is paramount to its continued success.

Project Information




Project Type
New Build

Building Type
Multi family homes

Product Lines
Uponor MLC


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