Our client’s ambition is to create a significant tall landmark building and scheme that has its own distinct character which complements Deansgate Square adjacent. It forms part of the Great Jackson Street Development Framework, also prepared by SimpsonHaugh.
Each building comprises a podium with a tower at one end. This is one of first schemes in Manchester city centre to offer high-end over 55’s accommodation, located within the first building’s podium, including residents’ lounges, rooftop garden, restaurant and doctor/dentist surgery. Garden spaces allow residents to interact with each other, providing a more diverse and sustainable mix of occupants than other developments of its type. Within the tower of the same building are apartments for private sale.
The other two buildings comprise apartments with retail at ground level. Ground floor residential accommodation comprises solely of two-storey townhouses, and a residents’ garden sits atop the podium.
Inspired by the local industrial palette, brick and metal consistently articulated across the scheme unifies the towers and the street. The brick façade achieves a high quality aesthetic through texture and depth. The brick grid contrasts in terms of texture, colour and façade treatment, to the framing of the Deansgate Square cladding. It also references Deansgate Square’s smooth, framed glass facades and nearby brick buildings with punched windows, such as Bridgewater House and the Castlefield Basin’s historic warehouses.