humphrey road

 

humphrey road

 

humphrey road

 

humphrey road

 

humphrey road

 

 

humphrey road

 

humphrey road

 

humphrey road

 

humphrey road

Humphrey Road, Old Trafford, Trafford

Arcon Housing Association

 

The site was owned by the council and is a vacant space within a long terrace of Edwardian houses.

 

Historically the site was occupied by four terrace houses demolished in 1991, but this unfortunate break in the terrace created an open link from the street to the rear alleyway creating discontinuity and reducing security.

 

The neighbouring terraces on either side of the space have buttresses and rain screen walls which are retained.


The intervention is to reinstate 4 new affordable homes in a modern design but faithful to the original terrace in terms of building heights, bay windows, materials and integrating with the terrace form and rhythm. Windows are sympathetic to the existing and are positioned centrally over front doors and bays as in the rest of the terrace.

 

The modern design is also required to meet current building regulations, space standards and construction methods necessary to ensure the new structure is suitable for the ground conditions and does not affect the adjoining structures.