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Ollier Smurthwaite submits plans for 285 homes in Irlam

Ollier Smurthwaite Architects has submitted plans for this 285-home scheme in Irlam, on the outskirts of Manchester

The £24 million project on green belt land features a mix of cottages, townhouses, live/work units, manor houses and finger barns as well as six football pitches, three tennis courts, a children’s play area and a new central square with a farmers market.

Describing the scheme practice co-founder Matt Ollier said: ‘[The scheme] is to be built on Chat Moss which was a vast peat bog, was fertilised during the 1800’s by night soil - poo - from Manchester. The land was then used to produce fruit and veg for the population of Manchester.’

Project data

Architects: Ollier Smurthwaite Architects
Location: Land off MacDonald Road, Irlam, Salford
Type Of Project: Residential Development
Project Architect: Matt Ollier 
Client: Mark Upton
Funding: Unknown
Tender date: Unknown
Start on site date: Unknown
Contract duration: Unknown
Gross internal floor area: 24,809 m2
Total cost:  £24,000,000      
Annual co2 emissions:  
Traffic Consultant: SK Transport Planning
Planning Consultant: Paul Butler Associates
Energy and Sustainability Assessor: LK Group
Ecology Consultant: CES Ecology
Environmental Consultant: Resource & Environmental Consultants
Arboriculture and Landscape Consultant: Urban Green

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