Smith’s Yard, East Manchester

We supported John Sisk & Son with the pre planning and detailed design of Smith’s Yard, a 199-home PRS development for Manchester Life Development Company, in the heart of the Ancoats area of Manchester.

Smiths Yard - Manchester Life

This was our second project with John Sisk & Son for Manchester Life, who are driving the sympathetic and sustainable redevelopment of Ancoats and New Islington into vibrant and inclusive communities.

Hydrock’s role included initial ground investigation work to inform the subsequent design; civil and structural engineering design for the whole development; 3D co-ordination on the below ground services; and a building services design assurance role.

Smith’s Yard provides vital, well-located, high-quality rental accommodation to support the emergence of Ancoats as a desirable residential neighbourhood on the eastern edge of Manchester city centre.

In total, Smith’s Yard is a part eight-storey, part five-storey building comprising 199 residential units and four ground floor commercial units. The residential is split across one-bed, two-bed and three-bed apartments and a small number of town houses.

Hydrock has previously supported both John Sisk & Son and Manchester Life Development Company with the Cotton Field Wharf development, the first of four rental developments within Phase One of Manchester Life.

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