Life Buildings

Posted: 9th June 2009

Hulme, Manchester (2009)

MBLA have designed a phased development of several sites along the newly-formed Hulme High Street, as part of the new Hulme Masterplan for which it was responsible.  The accommodation comprises a mix of commercial, apartments, maisonettes and townhouses.The design of each of the development plots contributes to a contemporary appearance for this new sector of Hulme. Each of the buildings maintains its own distinctive character through individual form thereby creating a strong  identityand sense of place.  The place-making strengths of the schemes as a collective whole are the product of carefully considered responses to the qualities and juxtapositions of the individual sites and how they can contribute to a clearly recognisable neighbourhood.The Life Building forms the final piece of development in the realisation of the Maser plan for a new Hulme.

Factsheet: Life Buildings

  • Client: City South Developments Limited
  • No of Units: 100 Apartments
  • Value: £10,500,000
  • Status: Completed 2009
  • Awards: 2009 MSA Design Awards - Commendation