Bailey Street

 

Bailey Street

 

bailey street

 

bailey street

 

bailey street

 

bailey street

 

bailey street

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bailey Street, Edge Lane, Droylsden, Tameside

Arcon Housing Association

 

Part of the site was owned by the council and a smaller part in private ownership.

 

Historically the site was occupied by six terrace houses, now demolished, which was part of the characteristic typology of the local area.

 

The design for 5 affordable homes infills an urban block reinstating the urban grain in a district which has its grain broken in numerous areas by vacant pieces of land.

 

This site is particularly important as a continuation to blocks fronting the arterial road into the city centre. Street frontages are reinstated and the corner, which has a strong visual link to Ashton New Road, is articulated by an angled corner dwelling.

 

The new frontages follow the existing building lines and set up a similar rhythm of front entrance door positions. Scale, window proportions and materials are sympathetic of the neighbourhood.