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Delivering 1508 homes within four residential towers, the development is designed in accordance with the Great Jackson Street Development Framework which we also prepared. Located on the site of a former public car park area, the scheme reinforces and supports the masterplan vision by generating a critical mass of population to activate the site and provides a benchmark of quality which is a catalyst for future development in the area.

Generous facilities are included throughout and are unparalleled for a residential development in Manchester. Residents will have access to a tennis court, swimming pool, cinema, gym, studios and three levels of basement car parking. The public will benefit too from cafés and restaurants at ground floor level and new pedestrian links via new public spaces at the base of the towers and immediately adjacent to the River Medlock.

Once built, the tallest tower – at 64 storeys and 200m high – will be the second highest residential tower in the UK. The other towers will stand at 50, 44 and 37 storeys high. Two subtle moves are intended to emphasize the verticality of the towers. Each face of each tower is indented by 1m, creating a vertical crease which breaks down each surface into two narrower planes. Adjacent faces of the towers receive subtly different colour tones, silver grey and anthracite, which emphasies the crisp vertical lines of the four corners of each building.

The towers are clad using a fully glazed unitised, glazed curtain walling system with different panel types - fully fritted glass, partially fritted glass, rapid vents and clear glazing - arranged in a regular geometric composition, intended to create a uniform façade pattern over the full length and width of the towers emphasizing the overall form of the buildings.

Project information

  • Client

    Renaker

  • Status

    On site

  • Area

    183,000 sq m

  • Start

    2015

  • Completion

    2019

  • Consultants

    Structural Engineer: DP2
    Building Services Engineer: WSP
    Landscape Architect: TPM

  • Elements

    1508 apartments within 4 residential towers ranging from 37 to 64 storeys
    Leisure facilities (tennis court, pool, cinema,gym, dance studio, beauty rooms)
    Rooftop garden
    Restaurants and cafés
    Public riverside space
    New pedestrian links
    Basement parking

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