Warehaus Ancoats, Manchester
Warehaus Ancoats is located within the conservation area of Ancoats and consists of the restoration and conversion of the existing warehouse and the creation of two new residential buildings enclosing a central landscaped courtyard which provides communal amenity space for residents.
Although the four-storey existing building is not listed, careful consideration of the existing building structure is required to ensure the heritage of the site within the historically important Ancoats conservation area is retained. Existing timber floors, beams and supporting cast iron columns will be subtly strengthened to accommodate the change in use and subsequent increase in load whilst maintaining the exposed structure that characterises the 19th century warehouses of the area.
Having received planning consent in June 2016, work is expected to start on site in October 2016.