Work has commenced on a new 23 unit residential development in the heart of Ancoats Urban Village, Manchester.
Designed for developers, First Step Group, Cotton Square comprises 11 three-storey townhouses, 11 apartments and one penthouse. This includes the sympathetic restoration of a 200 year old building into an apartment and townhouse, complete with industrial period features. The homes will be situated around a private mews street and all of the new build townhouses will have access to private rooftop terraces.
The scheme will also see The Edinburgh Castle, a Victorian pub that has laid derelict since the early 2000s, brought back into active use, while several new commercial and leisure units fronting Cutting Room Square will be created, adding to neighbourhood’s burgeoning number of independent shops and eateries.
The development combines features from Ancoats’ industrial heritage with contemporary design and a high-quality specification to create modern, original homes.
The scheme follows the masterplanning principles for the area and responds to the historic building rhythm and footprint of terraced houses previously built on the site.