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This mixed use development of 466 units sits on a linear site overlooking the River Mersey. The architectural challenges presented by the site, which has a strong industrial heritage but sits within a tight urban grain, offered opportunities to create a scheme that would strive to enhance and celebrate this area. Taking its lead from the Quay’s history of boat maintenance the analogy of a number of ‘moored residential vessels’ created the opportunity to generate a refined and exciting architectural response. ‘Floating’ above the site, the ‘vessels’ sit on stilts allowing maximum visibility across the site from pedestrian level, creating a sensitive non-obstructive parking solution and facilitating a natural flood protection by rising the first level of accommodation above ground level.

One Comment

  1. Fluff
    Posted August 28, 2009 at 12:44 PM | Permalink

    A truly wonderful approach to a very difficult site. I cross the Runcorn Bridge every morning on my way into work and the buildings really do catch your eye. I can’t wait to see the project completed.

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