crusader works

Role             Landscape Architects
Client           Capital & Centric
Architect      Shed KM
Status          Pre-construction

THE APPROACH  ACrusader Works is a former industrial warehouse on the edge of Manchester city centre which is being converted into apartments. The site is full of industrial character which has informed the design. The architectural proposals include the creation of internal walkways, effectively cloisters, facing onto a central courtyard. The landscape proposals centre on this cloistered setting, harbouring a feeling of shelter and contemplation. Overlaid onto this, the materiality references the history of the site with concrete and metal beams used creatively within the design. A third layer is provided by the vegetation with the courtyard conceived as a very lush and green environment. The planting will come to define the series of spaces within the courtyard.