Located in the heart of the emerging Ancoats urban village, this new build development for Step Places comprises 12 apartments, 11 townhouses and one penthouse.
The units will be centred around a landscaped, secret Victorian street and all the townhouses will have access to rooftop gardens. At ground floor level, there will be a mix of workspaces and a neighbouring derelict pub, the Edinburgh Castle, will be brought back to life.
The scheme follows the masterplanning principles of the area and responds to the historic building rhythm and footprint of terraced houses previously built on the site.
The Edinburgh Castle pub can be traced back as early as 1811, and it first appears on historical maps as early as 1850. It continued to trade as a public house until the early 2000s, though it has since been vacant. As part of proposals to incorporate the pub into the scheme, Heritage Consultancy services were provided to establish the site’s significance and assess the impact of the proposals on the heritage.
This included research into the site’s history and development, an assessment of the impact relating to demolition, existing buildings and the new construction works were also assessed and a justification statement was produced.