Last night we received two more awards, one for design and the other for sustainability, at the Manchester Society of Architects annual awards event held at Castlefield Gallery. Both were for a residential project that was completed last year.
Dwelle (the design architects on the project) were invited to submit a proposal to Eastlands Homes, a Manchester based Housing Association, for the modernisation of 3 residential tower blocks whilst they remained fully occupied. A key strength in the our strategy was to listen to the residents and the local community. Our response was a design that not only dealt with fuel poverty and gave the blocks a much needed facelift and increased longevity, but enhanced the overall community environment.
Architects Halliday Meecham provided the technical role on the project and Contract Administered the £8 million scheme through (an often rare) traditional procurement using a JCT Contract. The Planning Consultant was Claudia Gilbert, the Structural Engineer was Joule, the cladding specialist was Mark Heywood and the main contractor was Henry Boot.