HAPPI Housing at The Depot Completes

Work has completed at Bowes House, a new apartment scheme for those aged 55 and over. 

Bowes House offers 40 high quality one and two bedroom apartments as shared ownership for the over-55s.  Designed to HAPPI principles, (Housing our Ageing Population Panel for Innovation) which incorporates accessible layouts, generous internal space, dual aspect views and communal gardens and lounges. 

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The Depot, Manchester

Bowes House marks the final stage of development at The Depot, a new intergenerational development on the fringe of Manchester city centre.  More than 300 homes have been created across the site, including a range of apartments, three and four-bedroom family homes and later living options. 

Buttress were appointed to the Bowes House scheme in 2018/19, having previously worked on the wider The Depot development since 2015. 

Buttress designed this the latest development for MSV Housing and Rowlinson Construction at the five-acre former Stagecoach site in Whalley Range, Manchester.  Working in partnership with Manchester City Council, Homes England and MSV, Buttress created the homes at the site for every stage of life, from young families needing contemporary homes to the older generation wanting to live independently but with support in beautifully designed spaces. 

Andy Avery, director at Buttress commented:

“Bowes House was an exciting project to work on as it prioritises wellness in the home, as part of a new generation of house design.  We believe that our homes play a vital part in our health and wellness and we’ve worked hard designing apartments to suit the needs of older people who wish to remain independent and active.”