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Old Mill Street, New Islington

Manchester, UK

As part of the Urban Design Framework for the New Islington Masterplan, Old Mill Street provides a major piece of urban public realm. This piece of landscape integrates one of the principle routes through the site with a series of linked places, creating a unique urban experience.

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The approach to this public realm has been to treat it as a single shared space, removing the conventional definition between pedestrians and vehicles. A strong pattern of cast iron ‘polka dots’ provides a new ordering device along the street. Different surface treatments, such as gravels, timber, setts and brick reinforce the sequence of places along this route. A row of Dawn Redwood specimen trees and sculptural street lighting create a dramatic, unifying spine.

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Landscape Institute Awards – Urban Design and Masterplanning
Highly Commended
Project Info
English Partnerships, Urban Splash
Martin Stockley Associates,Fulcrum Consulting
Quantity Surveyor:
Davis Langdon