SCOPE OF SERVICES: Feasibility and Agency
LOCATION: Cotton Quays, Manchester
TYPE: Hotel and Residentila
STATUS: Feasibility + Post Planning
Jo Cowen Architects were invited by Royalton Group to undertake a high level facade review and design exercise after submitting a feasibility study for Acala A3, Cotton Quay in December 2019. The following design exercise looks at the Upland Quarter of Cotton Quay and specifically residential building U1 and Hotel building U2. The scheme sits as part of the wider Cotton Quay development site in Salford and has a detailed consent.
The key brief items are to review the existing proposals of U1 and U2, review only the façades, internal layouts and ground plan and to represent the scheme within viability and affordability. This was a project about creating value. The styles, materials and important master plan information have been taken into consideration and we have identified key opportunities at both entrance approaches and identification through materiality and lighting. We have considered detailing that benefits the massing and façades both at a townscape and users perspective.