Silk Street scoops award

Placemaking project of the year

Silk Street is named placemaking project of the year at the North West Homebuilder Awards, 2024.

The award follows on from earlier success as the RICS regional winner for public sector project of the year, and a highly commended in the affordable housing category at the Northern Housing Awards

The Manchester City Council scheme, constructed by Rowlinson, is full of sustainable measures that help to keep resident’s bills lower whilst minimising carbon emissions, showcasing what new social housing can look like.

The development packs a huge punch in terms of offering new build, high quality, affordable and sustainable housing within the social rent sector.

It presents a significant shift towards a new way of delivering social homes that are fit for the future and able to meet the demands of modern living.

The purposeful housing mix, consisting of apartments, later living and family houses, helps to establish a community within the context of both the development and the wider neighbourhood.

Aside from the creation of the homes, one of the far-reaching benefits of the development is the opening up of the conversation around housing resilience and quality, setting out what sustainable social housing can, and should, look like and helping others see the art of the possible for communities elsewhere.

The development is Manchester City Council’s first direct housebuilding project in many years, delivering 69 new homes that are all offered at social rent. MCAU were the scheme architects.

The Cowgills North West Housebuilding Awards were held at New Century Hall in Manchester on 20 June 2024.

A range of team members receiving the award at the North West Homebuilder awards

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