The Site


Historic image of The Moulders Arms on Heyrod Street

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. 


There is significant regeneration planned for the eastern side of Manchester City Centre.  This is primarily due to the planned arrival of HS2 at Piccadilly station.

Manchester City Council has produced several planning policy documents, called Strategic Regeneration Frameworks (SRFs).  These documents provide a vision for the future development of the area.

The site is covered by two SRFs, the HS2 Manchester Piccadilly SRF and the Portugal Street East SRF. Both set out principles to guide development which look to ensure that all future development in the area contributes to a well-designed and well-connected, primarily residential, neighbourhood with public realm and a clear sense of community.