Great Clowes Street

A 25-unit multi-residential regeneration scheme including the refurbishment of an existing Grade II Listed Building in the heart of Salford. Situated on one of the city's arterial roads, the scheme is situated on one of the major gateways to the city. 

View from Great Clowes Street

A key driver behind the design is to challenge the notion of active frontage through testing various conditions and depths on the main elevation through different balcony arrangements. Using physical 3D printed detailed facade models to test different ideas.

3D Printed facade models

3D Visualisation towards Great Clowes Street

During the design development of the scheme, the massing has been tested across the site to understand how we can achieve maximum density of the site, whilst remaining sympathetic to it's surrounding.  The proposal therefore infills the southern boundary of the site to 'complete' the street frontage on the junction between Great Clowes Street and Kent Street

Using bolt on balconies as opposed to recessing these into the facade line, density has been maximised whilst restraining the building line from being too deep; allowing the building to sit alongside the existing. Furthermore, the proposed massing creates a central resident courtyard to the rear of the existing property and a new 'heart' to the site for the residents. 

In this space the main stair core sits to one side with external walkways in the sky providing access to the apartments. This also creates an opportunity to provide dual aspect views from the apartments.
Early hand sketch to explore alternative massing on site.

Project Information


Unity Homes


Salford, Greater Manchester


Architectural Design, Concept Design, Interiors, Planning