Last night saw success for Buttress at The Manchester Society of Architects Awards, as our Chapel Street regeneration project was announced winner in the category of best unbuilt residential project.
The scheme comprises 36 new town houses on a site in Central Salford adjacent to the Grade II listed neo-classical Church of St Phillip, its adjacent square and neighbouring 3 storey Georgian terrace houses.
The housing blocks have been set out to re-establish the historic urban grain of the area, focussing on the architectural and urban focal point of St Phillip’s Church, whilst also serving to define a new communal courtyard at the heart of the development.
The project is being delivered by the English Cities Fund (ECf) – a joint venture between Muse Developments, Legal & General and the Homes & Communities Agency (HCA), with an active partnership with Salford City Council.
Simon Hourihan, project manager at ECf, said: “This is the exciting new stage of the Salford Central regeneration scheme, set to deliver 36 two, three and four-bed contemporary city centre townhouses off Chapel Street, in the heard of Salford. Highway diversion works being carried out by Urban Vision are already under way with the main contract award due in early July and the project set to start on site early August 2015. We’re absolutely delighted that the architecture is already winning awards – we loved Buttress’ vision for the site and can’t wait to see the plans come to life over the coming months.”