Located to the west of Manchester Road, the main arterial road connecting Altrincham with Manchester City Centre, the former Bayer factory site is surrounded by suburban neighbourhoods and industrial buildings which follow the line of the Bridgewater Canal.
PRP delivered 33 family homes and 29 apartments for private sale which are in keeping with the wider residential area.
The houses are designed as a contemporary response to the existing context, using design features and materials such as contrasting brickwork, window proportions and double soldier brick course detail that helps to identify individual dwellings, whilst creating variety and visual interest in the streetscape.
The apartment building has been designed to relate to the existing buildings in scale, form, detail and material choices whilst still maintaining individual character. Building heights respect their surroundings whilst providing a positive and strong presence on Manchester Road with the built form stepping up towards the disused elevated railway line.