Plans have been submitted for 89 new homes and 8,000 sq ft of workspace at the grade two-listed 32-34 Laystall Street, just off Manchester’s Great Ancoats Street.
The scheme, designed by OMI Architects, proposes the restoration of the 1879 ex-terracotta showroom into commercial space. The building was originally constructed by John Armitage & Son’s terracotta and fireclay manufacturing company as offices, showroom and workshops. This will be extended to the west to the corner of Laystall Street and Pigeon Street with a contemporary addition which accommodates a new vertical circulation system for the building.
The proposal also places a 9 storey mixed tenure residential block to the rear of the existing Listed showroom building. The residential block is set up in a horse-shoe configuration, its main facade being the one facing onto Pigeon Street. The residential block is a mix of 1 and 2 bed apartments.