Former mill site regeneration in Droylsden

  • 19 Oct 2016

Urban Green is pleased to announce its appointment by De Trafford Estates Group for the proposed redevelopment of the former Victoria Mill site. Urban Green will provide landscape architecture services as part of the detailed planning application.

Working with Architects; Ollier Smurthwaite, the mixed-use residential scheme, to be known as Victoria Gardens will include apartments, townhouses and mews houses integrating communal facilities throughout, such as orchards, allotments and children’s play areas.  This will be complemented by street frontage commercial space.

Victoria Gardens will be the perfect location for Manchester’s commuters; four miles from the city centre and accessed by the newly extended tramline with a tram-stop at the doorstep of the homes.

Urban Green is also working on behalf of De Trafford Estates Group at Elisabeth Gardens in Reddish; a Grade II listed former mill complex. The mill will be sensitively restored and converted into 152 one and two-bed contemporary apartments contrasting and complementing the building’s original façade as well as the construction of 44 new townhouses offering three and four-bed within the grounds. The development will offer shared amenity spaces including communal gardens, picnic areas, sun terraces and wildflower gardens.

Matthew Taylor, Associate of Urban Green explains; “It’s great to be working on another exciting mill redevelopment for De Trafford. We’ll be developing the scheme again with Ollier Smurthwaite and will adopt the right approach and considerations to this former industrial setting. The masterplan will present a combination of enhancements and developments that will complement the architectural intent of creating a new residential community.”

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