The Basin, Piccadilly – Manchester

An ambitious 10 year, mixed use, development plan for the Piccadilly Basin area in Manchester had been developed by Town Centre Securities. The objective of the project needed to deliver not only in the short-term, to get people back into the area, but it also needed to ensure that it was strong enough to support the site master-plan. Ambitions were to change negative perceptions of the area but also to build links with the surrounding neighbourhood (Northern Quarter and Ancoats).

Tensions surrounding the development of sites such as this, within inner city Manchester, the development needed to be sympathetic to its history, the surroundings and inhabitants who’ve made a life there.

‘A flow all of its own’ – the essence that illustrates that The Basin has it’s own rhythm. It’s location by the water and the intent that those who are part of it walk to a different beat in an environment distinct in identity and unlike any other. Ultimately life and work flow better at The Basin.

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