New Islington

Highly Commended in the Landscape Institute Awards 2013 for Urban Design and Masterplanning

This project lies at the heart of the Manchester Millennium Village regeneration strategy. The Masterplan covers 12 Hectares with the water park and canal network taking up approximately 4 hectares.

Working with Urban Splash, English Partnerships and New East Manchester and Manchester CC – Grant Associates assisted SMC Alsop in developing the framework plan for New Islington. Grant Associates was subsequently appointed by EP to oversee the design and implementation of all the public realm and landscape works for New Islington.

Design details:

  • New waterways linking historic navigations giving the new urban quarter waterside living and parkland
  • Pockets of calm and unusual landscape gardens link to a bold armature of vibrant public spaces
  • Provision of local shops, a pub, restaurant and commercial office space creates a community heart for what will be an entirely new and vital district of Manchester
  • Rich mix of house types, distinct architecture, and multiple activities promote a sustainable and varied community, a destination for visitors as well as a home for residents
  • ArchitectsAlsop Architects, Ian Simpson Architects, FAT
  • EngineersMartin Stockley Associates, Fulcrum Consulting
  • Quantity SurveyorsDavis Langdon
  • LocationManchester
  • Site area12 Hectares
  • ClientEnglish Partnerships, Urban Splash
  • Project value¬£250 million