In 1991 MBLA were commissioned by Hulme Regeneration Limited, a JV between Manchester City Council and AMEC, as lead design consultants to create a concept and masterplan for the regeneration of Hulme. Part funded by the City Challenge initiative, the site comprised approximately 230 acres of inner city land suffering from major decline. The plan reintegrated the district into surrounding areas by connecting major routes. The development pattern was derived from the traditional urban block connected by a network of streets and squares and is now a popular thriving neighbourhood continuing to attract major private development. MBLA authored the Hulme Regeneration Urban Design Code, adopted by the city and formed the core document from which the City design Code was developed. We have subsequently developed and applied our Hulme research to many other masterplans.