Cambridge Street shortlisted for AJ Architecture Awards

posted: 18/09/17

We are pleased to announce that our Cambridge Street project has been shortlisted for an AJ Architecture Award.

These are the inaugural awards for AJ Architecture, and will showcase the very best built projects in the UK, focusing on categories ranging from Workplace of the Year and Mixed-Use Project of the Year, to our shortlisted category of Tall Building of the Year.

The selected schemes of small community gems to major cultural projects will be judged by an expert panel consisting of Eva Jiricna, Crispin Kelly and Mary Duggan, who will visit Cambridge Street during their decision-making process.

We’re looking forward to the awards and wish all the projects shortlisted the best of luck.


Cambridge Street, Manchester

The building site was a derelict horseshoe shaped plot, enclosed by a meander in the River Medlock to the Northern and Eastern boundary and contains 282 PRS apartments, with a reception and a commercial unit at street level.

The accommodation is split into two opposing blocks; the lower situated at nineteen storeys above ground and the highest at twenty-eight above ground. The ‘negative space’ between the adjacent Grade II listed Chorlton Mill and recent apartment building to the east seeks to extend visually into the courtyard between the two blocks.

The scale of each responds to the desire for the site to act as a landmarked gateway into the city, as defined by the Terry Farrell masterplan, whilst translating the key heights of the chimney and eaves of the adjacent mill.

The building provides high quality, high density accommodation for sustainable city centre living close to workplaces.