The Guts, New Islington

(Completed for and on behalf of Mae)

Location: Ancoats, Manchester

Part of Will Alsop's New Islington masterplan, this development reprovides 18 new homes on the Cardroom Road Estate. Due to narrow plot depths, a new type of back to back semi-detached dwelling was developed which enabled each home to have it's own private courtyard and parking space. Homes were designed to be flexible and adaptable for different needs and achieved excellent space standards and wheelchair standards.

 

Awards:

  • Inside Housing's Top 50 UK Affordable Housing Developments, 2013

  • Housing Design Award, 2011

Image credits: Mae

New Islington
New Islington

Terraced houses fronting on to Weybridge Road

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New Islington
New Islington

The distinctive house profiles can be viewed on crossing the canal

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New Islington
New Islington

Semi-detached and back-to-back family homes are individually represented by different brickwork on the first floor, with a common ground floor brick tying all the houses together as a family

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New Islington
New Islington

Generous space standards allow adaptable internal layouts to accommodate future needs. Different forms of outdoor amenity space are also provided

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