No.1 Old Trafford Manchester

Client. Cole Waterhouse
Location. Manchester
Value & Size. £68 million / 214,000 sqft / 354 Dwellings
Services. Concept Architects
Status. Completed
(Project Architects Until 2018)

No.1 Old Trafford Manchester

Client. Cole Waterhouse
Location. Manchester
Value & Size. £68 million / 214,000 sqft / 354 Dwellings
Services. Concept Architects
Status. Completed
(Project Architects Until 2018)

We were appointed as Architect for the No 1 Old Trafford development in 2016. The brief for the project was to transform the site from a brick storage and distribution facility into a high quality residential development. The site is situated at a prominent location along the River Irwell, at the eastern entrance to Trafford Wharfside and Trafford Borough.

Our design response consists of two structures – a 15-storey and an 18-storey building connected by a landscaped podium – which will deliver a 354 unit Private Rented Sector (PRS) development. The sustainable redevelopment of this site will deliver a new gateway marker, create new homes, improve the quality of the public realm around the site and the waterfront, and potentially initiate a regeneration process along Trafford Wharf and the A56 corridor.

The design concept is of a pair of slim linear buildings, each with an outer formal brick elevation facing the street and urban surrounding, and a light and ‘playful’ inner elevation facing a podium garden. The simplicity of the form, the contrasting and complementary elements of the building, and the careful articulation of façade and openings has resulted in a building which is understated yet sophisticated and appropriate to the urban nature of the site.

The units are a mix of 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments. The ground floor will contain a generous residential entrance, residential amenity spaces and other active uses to enliven the water front.

Project Team
Photography. Tom Bird

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