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Green light for Manchester Tariff Street development



Tariff Street development to provide 91 new homes in Manchester.

Ian Simpson Architects has received go ahead for a brand new 11-storey residential building on Manchester’s canalside. The building has been designed for Town Centre Securities PLC and GMI Construction Group and will provide 91 new homes in the area.

Tariff Street will reinterpret Manchester’s canalside, overlooking the Rochdale Canal and marina, whilst offering a mix of one, two and three bedroom apartments. The construction of the development is due to begin during 2015. 

The design comprises of three distinct volumes, folded and cranked creating a layered composition. It is a modern reinterpretation of its surrounding area, with the first tier of the three layers employing red brick as a reference to the surrounding context and in response to the scale and materials of the neighbouring Grade II Listed Jackson’s Warehouse. The aluminium cladding on the second volume is orientated to reinforce the line of mill buildings located along the canal edge and resting above this is the third volume which is a cantilevered glass design, providing unrivalled views of the surrounding water ways and the centre of Manchester. 

Ian Simpson Architect’s carried out consultations with English Heritage during the design phase in order to shape the project to respond well to its context. 

The announcement of the Tariff Street development follows on from Ian Simpson Architects’ success in the city where it originated. Other successful Manchester landmark buildings from the practice include Beetham Tower, Urbis and No1 Deansgate.

Tariff Street development to provide 91 new homes in Manchester.

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