RIBA unveils designs for Greengate housing

Artist impressions of three designs shortlisted for a new housing scheme in Salford have been revealed by the Royal Institute of British Architects.

Plans for a family housing project on a 3.6-acre development site in the Greengate area of Salford across from Harvey Nichols and Manchester Cathedral, was launched last September.

The competition is being organised and managed by RIBA Competitions on behalf of Salford City Council, Centre for Construction Innovation North West, British Research Establishment, Salford University and NHS Salford.

Architect firms including Swedish firm White Arkitekter, Cazenove, and Ian Simpson working with Gort Scott, were shortlisted from 59 entries.

The aim is to develop new models of family housing close to the city centre that will be capable of accommodating changing housing needs over a lifetime.

The competition is to select a preferred consortium to deliver the House 4 Life project, the consortia being made up of design team, private sector developer, Registered Social Landlord, construction industry and representation from the environmental technologies sector.

A winner is expected to be announced in April as part of an exhibition at the Cube Gallery, Manchester.

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