New Islington

Islington Square

Designed for Manchester Methodist Housing Association (MMHA) by architects FAT, the client brief called for design innovation and world-class architecture.  These striking houses are comfortable, functional and cosy with balconies, garages and gardens.  Consultation with the residents has been a very successful part of the project; FAT visited all 23 families in their homes and conducted a series of workshops during a five-month period.  Having worked with the future tenants from the very beginning some of the most striking design features - the over scaled brick front façade and the light and spacious interiors - are a direct response to residentsí aspirations.

Islington Square is part of New Islington, a 29-acre site just east of Manchester city centre which is being radically transformed to a strategic and ambitious vision created by Will Alsop.  A new canal and water park, over 1400 new homes, office space, a school, a health clinic, shops, bars and restaurants are planned to be created, using the worlds best architecture.

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MMHA (Great Places Housing Group)
Alsop Architects
Urban Splash
New Islington
New East Manchester