Royce Road

The project at Royce Road is a testament to how identifying constraints early and working collaboratively can lead to an award-winning project.

Baker Place is a 67-apartment, built to rent development we were commissioned to work on by One Manchester.

Located on Royce Road in Hulme, the two-bedroom units provide modern residential spaces with a strong emphasis on efficient, low-rise, traditional construction and sustainability.

The successful delivery of Baker Place was down to well-considered design, strong collaboration and identifying the challenges of the project early on.

One of these challenges was a mainline sewer that ran through the centre of the development, several disused wells and the knock-on effect these elements had on the masterplan and onsite project delivery.Because we identified these constraints early, we were able to deliver a considered design that was efficient and buildable from the get-go.

We pushed load-bearing masonry and pre-cast concrete construction to its limit, to maximise development value within the constraints of the site.

This project was a roaring success thanks in no small part to the strong relationships and collaborative effort of the project team, evidenced by the development receiving the 2021 RIBA Regional Award for the
North West.

Client: One Manchester
Location: Hulme
Value: £7.5m