MgMa Olive Ashton

Olive secures consent for Tameside apartments

A 24-apartment PRS scheme designed by architect MgMaStudio for Olive Property Construction has been approved in Ashton-under-Lyne.

The Vernon Street development will comprise two-bedroom apartments throughout and was unanimously approved at Tameside Council’s planning committee.

MgMa’s design features a stepped roof and represents a redesign of a previously approved but stalled application.

The project is Warrington-based Olive’s second development site in the region, following a previous scheme in Crewe. Landscaping support was provided by The Environment Partnership.

Matthew Ashton, director at MgMaStudio, said: “The previously approved scheme established the principle of a monolithic stepped block, which we have sought to improve upon and model in a more sensitive way, inspired by the industrial heritage of Ashton.

“Features such as expressed gables were common among textile mills and warehouses, so we have hoped to express that by alternating the gables on each main elevation, thus removing the flat roof elements of the previous design, while also improving the landscaping of the site to significantly improve the amenity for residents.”

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