Within this block, and the circular building at the end of the High Street, all parking is underground, leaving the ground floor free for communal entry and activity.
A phased development of several sites along the newly-formed Hulme High Street, as part of the Hulme masterplan also created by the practice. The accommodation comprises a mix of commercial, apartments, maisonettes and townhouses. The design of each of the development plots contributes to a contemporary appearance for this new sector of Hulme.
The Life Building is a large apartment scheme in Hulme distinguished by the large covered central courtyard which is the main amenity for all residents.
Each of the buildings maintains its own distinctive character through individual form, thereby creating a strong identity and sense of place. The place-making strengths of the schemes as a collective whole are the product of carefully considered responses to the qualities, the juxtaposition of the individual sites and how they can contribute to a clearly recognisable neighbourhood. The Life Building formed the final piece of development in the realisation of the masterplan for a new Hulme.