Manchester City Centre

City Gardens


Architect | Ollier Smurthwaite Architects
Client | Detrafford Estates
Location | Chester Road, Manchester

City Gardens is a residential development in the Castlefield area of Manchester. The building is being delivered as part of a wider masterplan for the area. The site is accessed from Chester Road, a major arterial route linking Manchester City Centre with Salford Quays and is a southern gateway into the City Centre.

City Gardens is an eleven storey building that fronts onto Chester Road and is staggered in height to the rear, dropping to nine and then three storeys. Car and cycle parking is provided at basement level with residential apartments above. The lower two floors accommodate two bed duplex townhouses, second to eighth floors accommodate open plan one and two bed apartments and the upper three floors of the building accommodate 3 bed triplex penthouses.

Amenity space for residents comprises a communal terrace area at the eighth floor, including urban beehives, communal gardens, a BBQ and picnic area and sun terrace. Sizeable balconies are also provided fronting onto a new pedestrianised road to the rear of the building. The development adjoins and extends a new public square that is being delivered with the adjacent Sky Gardens.