PROJECT: Housing for Homeless and Refugee Families
SUMMARY: A new build re-provision project, replacing an outdated and inadequate Victorian house-conversion with 16 self-contained apartments, ranging in size from 1 to 4 bedrooms. In addition to family accommodation, the building provides for offices, a crèche and meeting rooms, together with secure outdoor play/amenity spaces. The building also achieved very high thermal performance standards and was constructed using off-site fabrication systems. Two units are designed to full wheelchair-useability standards.
SERVICES: Full architectural services from inception to planning consent for ECHG. All construction drawings for the contractor at post-contract stage.
Pre-planning services included very extensive consultation with the (initially hostile) local community as well as local politicians and other community leaders.
- Regional Winner: Manchester LABC Awards
- Winner - Best Partnership with a Main Contractor: National LABC Awards
- CLIENT: ENGLISH CHURCHES HOUSING GROUP in partnership with MANCHESTER CITY COUNCIL
- LOCATION: Fallowfield, Manchester