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Lakeside, Manchester

This project was undertaken by Nadir Khan during his time at Leach Rhodes Walker Architects; acting as the Design and Projects Architect.


The proposal site for this project was a derelict site with 5 disused concrete tower blocks; the empty tower blocks had become a haven for anti-social activity.


The proposal developed by Nadir Khan was to demolish one of the towers block, thus creating an area for parking, the reaming 4 tower block would be refurbished to a high standard, creating a mix of one and two bedroom apartments; there would also be an extension at the roof level of the existing tower blocks, creating 2 new three bedroom penthouses on the top of each of the four tower blocks.  The land in between the tower block would be used to create mews terrace houses; there was also a gymnasium and spa building, created as an amenity for the residents; in total the projects created 212 refurbished apartments, 8 new penthouses, 40 mews townhouses, 260 car parking spaces and a standalone gymnasium building.


There was also a new access road created into the site, so that the new residents would not need to drive through an existing housing estate to the rear of the proposal site.


The project has been a great success and has received a number of rewards for regeneration and refurbishment of derelict site.

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