Victoria Point Manchester

Client. Empiric Property Services
Location. Manchester
Value & Size. 12,100 sqft / 295 Dwellings
Services. Architecture
Status. On-Going

Victoria Point Manchester

Client. Empiric Property Services
Location. Manchester
Value & Size. 12,100 sqft / 295 Dwellings
Services. Architecture
Status. On-Going

This 5plus designed PBSA scheme, part of a larger masterplan and student residential scheme developed by Bell Phillips Architects, sits next to Victoria Baths, a key heritage asset in the South Manchester suburbs. The scheme comprises 295 student dwellings with shared amenity spaces both internally and externally. The buildings, described as Blocks 5 and 6, replace existing student residential blocks.

The form of the building has been developed to address the streetscape along Hathersage Road, creating a form more in keeping with the rest of the street and framing Victoria Baths. The existing Block 5 to the rear is extended above and the space between is infilled with further accommodation to address the increased need for student accommodation in Manchester.

The materiality of the scheme is influenced by the red brick of the neighbouring buildings, with a regular punched window pattern. Layers and string courses are included in the façade, influenced by the neighbouring baths, with texture, pattern and detail increased to the front of the building, replicating the more decorative approach along Hathersage Road, with simpler details to the rear. Green ceramic tile is proposed as part of the detailing, influenced by the internal finishes of Victoria Baths.

View towards site from Hathersage Road
View to rear of site along Bax Road
Victoria Baths from Hathersage Road
Massing evolution adjusting the blocks
Articulating the massing
Adding the ground plane
Contextualising Hathersage Road scale and form

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