West Gorton

Mick was asked to redesign an earlier master plan for this key site in East Manchester. The result was a redesign which was a vastly improved, cost effective solution built around an adapted existing Radburn infrastructure.

The master plan was developed into a Regulatory Plan and Design Codes which built in from the start key environmental requirements such as orientation, biotope spaces and water based on Bream Community Targets. The project proposes demolishing the existing Radburn estate but keeping much of the road and service infrastructure. By ‘re-stitching’ the streets a new community connected was developed with proper defensible space, fronts and backs.

A new local centre is proposed including new business units, a park and woodland. All of the houses are designed to meet Manchester’s DFA2 Design standards. The master plan received Outline Planning Permission in October 2012.

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