Textile Street

Client

Mosscare Housing Ltd and Manchester City Council

Project cost

£560,000

Location

North East Manchester

Project Description

Supported social housing for persons with Acquired Brain Injuries (ABI)

We were lead architects on a project to deliver supported social housing bungalows for persons with acquired brain injuries. The project was to provide five new bungalows and support facility on a brownfield site. The development was in partnership with Mosscare Housing Ltd and Manchester City Council.

Key Features

  • Establishing a clear Client Brief. This was particularly important as this development needed to incorporate the specific needs of the user groups.
  • Designing bungalows compliant with the requirements for all funding stakeholders, for example, HCA, Code for Sustainable Homes, EcoHomes, Lifetime Homes, Building for Life and also to meet the needs of the user group.
  • Identifying risks to the project, then innovating and mitigating risks. For example, contamination in ground and remediation.
  • Establishing a pragmatic, sustainable, and solutions focused development which is easy for the tenants to live in and responds to the needs of residents with issues of self harm.
  • Providing less carbon emissions and less waste.
  • Supporting the local authority to provide excellent services for persons with ABI.
  • Supplying low maintenance and low life cycle costs.

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