Meadowside, Manchester
A landmark scheme for a historically significant part of the city

Far East Consortium Ltd

Location: Manchester
Value: £200 million
Size: 756 units
Programme: Nov 2015 - Aug 2017
Service: Architecture & Masterplanning

The Meadowside development spans four sites surrounding the historically significant Angel Meadow Park. It is situated in a prominent location on the northern fringe of Manchester City Centre and the southern fringe of the future regeneration site of the Northern Gateway.

Our designs put the historic park at the heart of a new neighbourhood that will provide 756 homes in four distinct buildings and greatly improve access and connectivity with new routes and landscaping. The priority has been to reactivate this area at street level, reconnecting it to the rest of the NOMA estate and the city centre and to provide a mix of housing from large apartments aimed at families to town houses. The scheme achieved planning in August 2017.

A 40-storey tower will sit at the far end of the park, a marker to visibly extend the city centre northwards. We have included winter gardens located every seven levels which animate the tower into a series of glazed stacked boxes. A landscaped elevated podium deck will provide a private garden for residents with retail and leisure space below and a new series of stepped terraces incorporating seating and planting will link the podium to the park. The materials used within the development have been carefully selected to reflect the rich industrial heritage in this part of Manchester whilst being unashamedly modern.

5plus designed and secured planning permission for the scheme in Aug 2017 and were appointed up to the end of Stage 3 and the appointment of the contractor.


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