A public space strategy for Manchester’s Northern Quarter.
The study developed in response to concern by local businesses and residents at the lack of public space in the Northern Quarter.
This was carried out against a background of increased pressure for residential development in the area. The study analysed a hierarchy of spaces and developed strategies for developing them:
Large-small public spaces
Main routes and linkages
‘Bookend’ treatments to sites with an existing use
This ‘tool kit’ was then used to develop a series of practical suggestions to develop the existing open space provision.
‘‘exactly the kind of project that the Government should be looking to fund as part of its own Urban Renaissance agenda’’
(Chair of Landscape Institute Awards)
THE STUDY WON AN AWARD IN THE LANDSCAPE INSTITUTE AWARDS URBAN RENAISSANCE CATEGORY