All residents have access to private terraces and communal outdoor space to encourage interaction between neighbours. Additionally, 50% of the retained Workshop structure is offered as an enclosed winter garden, housing allotment planters, car parking and a children’s play area that can be used year round. The ambition ultimately being to draw young families to an area which currently under provides for such a demographic.

Planning History

The site was acquired from Manchester Metropolitan University in 2015. Beyond this point, meetings were held with the councilâ’s planning officers, Historic England and Places Matter to develop the scheme which involved a change of use from further educational use to mixed use residential. Full planning and listed building consent was granted at the planning committee in July 2016.

Project Team

Architect: Ollier Smurthwaite Architects
Developer: Estrela Properties c/o Generation Ltd.
Planning Authority: Manchester

Development Data

Site size (ha): 0.62
Estimated date of completion: 01/01/1970
Schedule of accommodation: 2no. 1 Bed Apt, 63no. 2 Bed Apt, 40no. 2 Bed Duplex, 2no. 3 Bed Apt
Tenure mix: 100% private rented
Size of typical home: 61
Parking spaces: 67

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