A residential-led, mixed-use development providing 500 high quality dwellings at the Northern Gateway to Manchester city centre.
Situated around Angel Meadow Park, the site incorporates plots on Dantzic, Gould and Upper Mount Street, which collectively represent a major opportunity to redefine Manchester’s Northern Gateway and engage with the morphology and scale of both the urban framework and that proposed within the adjoining NOMA masterplan. From this pivotal location in the city, Angel Meadow will deliver a landmark development that creates a series of high quality, safe, accessible, vibrant, distinctive and sustainable residential-led neighbourhoods where people will want to live.
The masterplan is conceived to provide greater physical and visual connection to Angel Meadows, both from distance and from dwellings on its immediate periphery. The buildings are arranged as a collection of forms ‘within the park’, designed to activate its edge and extend the public realm around their footprint at ground level and through activated roofscape and mid-level terraces. Active communal amenities are provided at ground floor across the scheme to catalyse activity and engage with the park.
The tower serves as a way-finding element and visibly extends the city centre northwards.
Gould Street is unique site and provides the opportunity for a landmark building with height at a key city intersection; the historic street pattern has been lost due to demolitions following the Second World War and is an island site at the edge of the park. A tower is proposed, located as an object in the north east corner of the park, acting as a way-finding element to this green public realm, shifting and reticulating its form to create open terraces with views towards Manchester’s emerging skyline.
The Cooperative Group + Manchester City Council
Project Manager : ECM Associates
Planning Consultant : Deloitte
Structural + Civil : Buro Happold
M+E : Buro Happold