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Abito Apartments

Facts

Location Client Cost Completion Awards
Greengate, Manchester, UK ASK Property Development £19.5m 2007 10

Project details

Modular apartments for smarter 21st-century living.

We created a modular building, designing a nine-storey 256-apartment scheme from the inside out.

Space utilisation was critical for each apartment; we eliminated dead space by overlapping functional areas and incorporating neat services pods containing a bathroom, utility cupboard, kitchen and wardrobe.

Abito's apartments line the site’s edges, creating a private central courtyard protected by a translucent fabric canopy, providing room for post boxes, bike racks, recycling bins and 24-hour concierge.

Quality apartments delivered on a tight budget - such a good concept it's being rolled out across the UK

Gavin Elliott Project Director

Brief

  • design an innovative, compact apartment scheme
  • deliver high-quality design on a budget

Results

  • successful roll-out to other UK sites: Salford, London and Bolton
  • three 2007 awards: Roses Design Award (Gold, Residential Category), Insider Property Award (Residential Developer of the Year), Concept for Living (Best New Build Apartment North West Region), Civic Trust Commendation 2008, Daily Mail UK Property Award 2008 (Best Interior Design UK)
  • RIBA 2008

Integrated services

architecture, interior design, acoustics

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