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Field Street, Abbey Hey, Manchester

One Manchester

 

The development is for 8 two bedroom affordable homes.

 

This site was historically a full terrace block demolished in the 1980s. Surplus to the council’s requirements this presented the opportunity to repair the urban grain to the north of the site to which the form and scale identify. The choice of materials is to uplift the area.

 

The site is a cul de sac and the design reinstates a strong street frontage with the end block modelled to identify the corner and visually connect to pedestrian footways formed by an adjoining housing development from the 1970s linking to Abbey Hey Lane.

 

The street frontage is designed as a complete composition rather than 8 individual houses. This is to achieve unity typical of a single Victorian terrace. At one end black brick delineates the boundary wall on Long St, wrapping around the ground floor of the corner dwelling, and at the other end ground floor black brickwork links to a corner window. In-between, the houses are all one type but linked to the end houses using consistent brick string detailing. The frontage is expressed abstractly as a deep defensive buff brick skin, the depth expressed by contrasting with black brick gables. A secondary layer of the recessed porches is expressed reusing black brick, continuing the black theme of the two end houses.