Plymouth Grove Tower, Manchester Student Housing, Upper Brook Street Flats
Plymouth Grove Flats : Student Housing Manchester
Nick Everton House, Residential Development – design by Makin Architecture
15 Nov 2007
Plymouth Grove Tower
Upper Brook Street Building
Design: Makin Architecture
Landmark Building is full of Life
Award-winning Manchester Architects Makin Architecture’s landmark building on Upper Brook Street has been handed over on schedule and is already occupied by over 350 students starting the new term at university. That in itself is pretty impressive, but it’s not only students who are now calling Nick Everton House home as a further 116 two bedroom apartments designed to provide local key workers (such as junior doctors and nurses), with affordable accommodation, are also proving to be extremely popular.
Makin Architecture Director Dragana Opacic said…“It is great to see the completed building is alive with light and activity from the hundreds of residents already calling the building home. In spite of challenges posed by cost and time constraints and a design parameters set by outline planning permission awarded in 2002, we saw this as a great opportunity to create a building, that would act as a catalyst to rejuvenate this previously neglected urban area and we can see it’s already beginning to make a difference to the neighbourhoods sprit and feel”.
Built on a tight site at the intersection of Plymouth Grove, Grafton Street and Upper Brook Street, the Makin Architecture design combines the best of function and form. Making the most of the triangular footprint, the structure wraps around an elevated central courtyard, whilst rising from 8 to 9 and then 13 stories the elevations also vary in composition, which in effect, breaks up the mass and creates interest. At street level there is space for offices and shops, which will bring vibrancy and hustle and bustle as well as a real sense of community.
Manchester Student Flats – Building Information
Client: Peakmout Properties
Location: Plymouth Grove
Type: Student Housing
Title: Nick Everton House
Plymouth Grove Manchester Building images / information from Makin Architecture 011107
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