The scheme is inspired by the history of the area and its location adjacent to John Hetherington and Sons Ancoats Works where metal parts for the cotton weaving machinery were manufactured. The scheme’s design has been inspired by the skilled moulders who worked at these metal works and who frequented the Moulders Arms on Heyrod Street. The architectural concept is taken from the moulding boxes and straps that they used to create the metal parts.
Active ground floor and amenity space
A variety of different size commercial spaces will be available to lease at ground floor, including smaller retail units that will attract start-ups and independent businesses.
The main entrance to the development will be located off the public square, with a secondary entrance on Longacre Street. Amenity space for residents will be provided at ground and first floor, offering a variety of different spaces for residents to enjoy from lounge areas to a gym.
External landscaped terraces will be provided at first floor, with views overlooking the public realm. A further amenity space and landscape roof terrace is proposed on 21st floor. This will offer a sunny landscaped space and have fantastic views overlooking the Manchester skyline and beyond.