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Tariff Street by Ian Simpson Architects


Ian Sampson Architects got the city of Manchester’s approval to create the impressive new 11 storey Taiff Street building. The residential project on the impressive canal location, is shaped to offer the best of contemporary housing.

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Planning has been granted for a new 11-storey building designed by Ian Simpson Architects. This residential development, for Town Centre Securities PLC and GMI Construction Group, will provide 91 new homes, and forms part of the wider Piccadilly Basin regeneration scheme. Overlooking the Rochdale Canal and marina, Tariff Street will comprise a mix of one, two and three bedroom apartments and will start on site in 2015.

The building is comprised of three distinct volumes, folded and cranked to create a layered composition. A modern reinterpretation of the local area, the first tier of the three layers responds to the scale and materials of the neighbouring Grade II* Listed Jackson’s Warehouse employing red brick as a reference to the surrounding context. The second volume is clad in aluminium and oriented to reinforce the line of mill buildings that are located along the canal’s edge. Resting on top of this is a cantilevered glass volume that will provide unrivalled views of the surrounding waterways and city centre.

Ian Simpson Architects has developed the design through consultation with English Heritage to help shape a project that responds well to its immediate context. The announcement of Tariff Street marks another landmark building for Ian Simpson Architects in Manchester. Others include the Beetham Tower, Urbis and No1 Deansgate, all of which are projects completed in the city where the practice originated. – from Ian Sampson Architects

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