Church Lane Housing

  • Location: Manchester
  • Programme: 2005 - 2006
  • Client: Midway International
  • Contract Value: £2.5 million

Church Lane comprises terraced housing with areas of redevelopment from the post-war period up to the present day. The apartment building is in a single block with its main entrance accessible from a private courtyard off the main road.

By widening and narrowing, the form of the building helps define two ‘pockets’ of space within the site – the hard paved courtyard parking area, and the garden amenity space at the south end of the site. The building has a red brick ‘shell’ wrapping round the north, east and south elevations. The west elevation facing the private courtyard is clad in natural timber boarding with the third floor identified as a roof storey by the use of slate grey zinc cladding.