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25 Rochdale Road


Client | Realty Estates Ltd
Architect | Hodder+Partners
Structural Engineer | Civic Engineers
Quantity Surveyors | Gardiner and Theobald
Viability Appraisal | Cushman & Wakefield
M&E | Clancy Consulting Ltd
Ecology Consultants | ERAP Ltd
Fire Engineers | JGA
Archaeology | Arc Heritage
Acoustic Engineer | Hann Tucker

This 100 residential unit scheme is located astride the NOMA and New Cross Development masterplans in Manchester on an important city wide nodal site. It also sits adjacent to the residential area off Angel Meadows and therefore addresses the balance of a City Centre urban location on an important arterial route and an established smaller scale residential community.

A mix of one and two bed units are provided in addition to lower level commercial space. A semi sunken basement car park takes advantage of the level differences across the site.

The 8 storey height massing addresses and strengthens the street wall set by other permitted developments. The building rises to 15 stories on the prominent corner addressing the City Centre and important views from the New Cross development area. The mass is fractured at roof level as the building returns to the smaller scale residential buildings off Dyche Street whilst setting the mass back from the pavement edge to maximise daylight and minimise overlooking. Direct access is given to units and private terrace space from Dyche Street to increase street engagement and security.

Off-street trees are proposed in between stepped access and low level walls to provide a softness and human scale to the pedestrian at street level.