Piccadilly East and Ancoats has a rich architectural and social history that was born out of the Industrial Revolution.
The area was developed into terraced housing, with public buildings, for workers of the adjacent London Road and Ancoats Goods railway stations and the area’s many mills.
These homes created a thriving neighbourhood with a strong sense of community.
The distinctive terraced housing remained until mass clearance of the area in the mid-20th century, where it was replaced with the industrial units we see on site today.
We aim to recreate the feeling of a busy, social neighbourhood in our proposals for Heyrod Street, Piccadilly East.