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JM Architects wins go-ahead for more Islington Wharf homes

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JM Architects has bagged planning permission for this 46-home scheme at Islington Wharf, Manchester

The project marks the second phase of the wider regeration of the canalside scheme following the completion of the initial stage by Broadway Malyan in 2008.

Backed by Isis, which is owned by the Canal & River Trust and Muse Developments, the terraced-house, family home scheme will sit on a vacant site currently used as a temporary car park.

JM Architects' Islington Wharf, phase II scheme - approved November 2012

JM Architects’ Islington Wharf, phase II scheme - approved November 2012

A spokesman for Isis said: ‘The homes will have low energy demand and will meet the Code for Sustainable Homes Level 4, which means a 25 per cent reduction in carbon emissions against standard Building Regulations.’

Project data

Architects: JM Architects
Location: Islington Wharf, Manchester
Type Of Project: Residential
Structural Engineers: Stockley
Project Architect: Henry McKeown
Design Team: Henry McKeown, Matt McPhee
Client: ISIS Waterside Regeneration
Funding: To be confirmed
Tender date: 4th quarter 2012
Start on site date: 1st quarter 2013
Contract duration: 60 weeks
Gross internal floor area: 3,922m²
Form of contract and/or procurement: Design & Build
Total cost: TBC
M&e consultant: Hulley & Kirkwood
Quantity surveyor: Harvey & Co
Planning supervisor: Rob Griffin
Lighting consultant: N/A
Main contractor: TBA
Selected subcontractors and suppliers: TBA
Annual co2 emissions: TBC

The proposed development creates 46 residential units and 1 small commercial / studio unit, arranged in two parallel terraces that run North to South for the

length of the site. Townhouses are orientated to face the canal, providing them with a private garden to this side with further public amenity space located

within the development. Flats and duplex units are organised around Vesta Street and Old Mill Street, creating a more urban character.

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