The site of the famous Manchester nightclub is located on a major arterial traffic route from the south of the city centre, the site is at the intersection of Whitworth Street West and Albion Street. The brief called for a multi-storey residential apartment building containing 161 high quality apartments with basement and lower ground floor car parking. The narrowness in depth and the linear nature of the site informed a plan that disperses the accommodation either side of a central corridor. Due to the length of the corridor, the plan is broken into 3 parts by the vertical circulation cores. These are expressed on the front elevation as punctuations in the urban wall.
Harvey & Co
Roses Design Awards 2004
Best Housing Project Silver Award