The brief called for an innovative and creative solution to this tight cleared infill site in the heart of the Northern Quarter in Manchester City Centre. With a site area of approximately 55m2 and frontage of only 5.5m the internal layout was critical to maximise the development potential of the site. With only 1 main façade suitable for windows, we developed an efficient layout maximising every aspect of the design.

Project Challenges: Conservation Area; Extremely Tight Site dimensions, No external areas for servicing, DDA regulations

Project Achievements: 5 storeys in a predominantly 3 and 4 storey area, negotiated a reduced requirement of Design for Access 2 including removing the lift from the scheme.


Local Planning Authority