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Abito Salford Quays

Facts

Location Client Cost Completion Awards
Manchester, UK ASK £24m 2009 1

Project details

Innovative, quirky, city centre apartments.

Positioned to take advantage of the views, the apartments have been pushed to the perimeter of the building creating a protected courtyard within.

Large-scale industrial design aesthetic informs much of Abito’s structure and appearance ‘clipped on’ steel balconies serve as an extension to each of the studio apartments The 290 apartments respond to the age, gender and requirements of potential occupants.

Brief

  • low cost studio units and apartments on a waterfront location
  • a refinement of the original flats at Greengate Manchester

Results

  • a landmark building on the southern edge of Salford quays
  • a generic design for a 35sqm apartment which appears spacious and ‘livable’ despite being necessarily compact
  • Manchester Society of Architects Design Award (Commendation) 2009

Integrated services

architecture, acoustics

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