Our proposals were for a landmark residential scheme in New Islington. The site lies adjacent to the attractive waterside setting of the Ashton canal just north of Manchester Piccadilly Station
The development formed the next phase of an established residential community with capacity for 220 new homes comprising a mix of town houses together with one, two and three bedroom apartments accommodated above a ground floor retail plinth and associated decked parking.
The dramatic architectural response creates a homogenous wrapping envelope which defines a mews, branch canal and two landscaped courtyards. A simple palette of materials echo the industrial heritage of the locale while also articulating key routes and private amenity space. The stimulating rhythm and order of the facade is based upon a common planning grid to ensure flexibility for future changes in the housing market.
Ashton Canal, United KingdomManchester