A new nine storey residential scheme stands central to Manchester’s transport links and is a moments’ walk from the city’s retail district. Overlooking the Shudehill Interchange and the conservation development of the former Smithfield Fish Market gives these proposed one and two bed apartments views towards both the Green and Northern Quarters. At street level large rectilinear glazing opens into an entrance lobby and retail spaces. Above, the apartments rise in an elegant modular fashion dominating the street façade with generous openings filling the rooms with natural light.
A controlled contrast from the colours of recessed brick enhances the building elevations creating a fragmented hierarchy of materials that seemingly blend into one another. This further breaks up the ‘mass’ reflecting the internal spaces onto the external faces.