A pathway to settled accommodation for Salford's homeless.
Over the past decade, there has been an increasing need for move-on accommodation in Salford to support the city's growing homeless population.
Backed by funding from the government's Rough Sleepers Accommodation Programme (RSAP), Buttress is working with Salford City Council to provide 24 move-on homes, at three sites across the city. The homes will act as a pathway to more permanent, settled accommodation and will provide essential support to those in Salford facing homelessness.
The scheme aims to create a genuine home that will prepare occupants for full independent living.
To achieve this the new homes use domestic references in their design. The two-storey self-contained apartments have pitched roofs and are clad in red brick to correlate with the local area. Each unit has its own front door and open-plan living areas, and whilst ground-floor units have level access the upper-floor apartments open to a shared deck and stair.
Sustainability is a key focus for the development and the apartments have been designed to be low-energy, low-carbon homes that offer high levels of thermal efficiency to keep running costs low.
Modern methods of construction
A number of modern methods of construction have been considered during the design process, including a volumetric modular approach, which would allow for the units to be stacked to maximise site capacities.
The units have been designed within a common footprint, enabling the housing tenure to be easily adjusted without affecting the site layout.
Andy leads Buttress' residential and regeneration team and has the rare ability to cut through to the heart of complex issues to find a solution.
Ben is an associate director at Buttress who is experienced in the design and delivery of projects across a range of sectors, including residential, commercial and education.
Patrick is a skilled architect whose experience includes a broad range of residential, commercial and masterplanning projects.
Paul is a graduate from the Manchester School of Architecture who is currently supporting the practice on a number of residential schemes.
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