Sitting on a unique site in North Manchester; the industrial units had become uneconomical to continue in operation. The surrounding site whilst classified as an SSSI had become overgrown and derelict. The proposals sought to enhance the existing reservoir whilst creating new vehicular access and greater public penetration into the site. The proposals aimed to create a range of housing catering to the requirements of the community. A community Consultation Exercise was undertaken to seek the view of local residents to the scheme.
Project Challenges: land contamination; within flood plain; Site of Special Scientific Importance; part greenfield, part brownfield; new access required.