Chips, Manchester - United Kingdom, Will Alsop
Construction year: 2009
Address: 2 Lampwick Ln | MANCHESTER | United Kingdom
Latitude/Longitude: 53.4814887, -2.2209228

The site for Chips forms part of the New Islington Strategic framework area to the North East of Manchester City centre. The design aspires to provide a mix of living and studio (originally defined as live/work) units with a destination venue restaurant within a single project. As the first building to be completed on the New Islington masterplan, Chips will set the standard for future development. Based on a brownfield site, the project has been assessed as achieving and Eco-Homes ‘Excellent’ rating.

It incorporates up to the minute CHP technology and a high-performance building envelope to achieve these criteria. A flexible flat slab in-situ concrete frame has been optimised to provide maximum performance, while delivering a cost-efficient solution. Elements of the apartment internal fit-out, including bathroom pods, have been prefabricated to ensure quality control and delivery to a tight time scale. The project strives to define a ‘quality of living’ statement by combining outstanding design with technological innovation while embracing key concepts of sustainability; integration into the urban landscape and the provision of inspirational and sensational apartment units.

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