Affinity Living Circle Square
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In Brief

Client:
Select Property Group

Location:
Manchester

Cost:
undisclosed

Completion:
2020

21.8 million people will be renting privately by 2025. At Circle Square two new build to rent residential properties on plots 5&6 and 7&8 aim to bring together like-minded people to create a creative community in the city centre.

The apartments are designed with extensive residents’ amenities, to encourage social interaction, spark friendships and allow residents to share experiences. Residents have access to lounges, co-working suites with associated meeting rooms, gym facilities, bookable private dining rooms, roof terraces with neighbouring lounges, leisure studios and secure cycle parking, all managed by Affinity Living and accompanied by a bespoke app for residents.

Located at the north end of the central green, 5&6 Circle Square will provide 411 one, two and three bedroom apartments and studios expressed as three blocks - a take on a ‘Unite d’habitation’.The tallest of the blocks marks the top of the green, creating a beacon for the masterplan.

Inspired by Manchester’s historic brick and faience buildings, the facades are clad in an earthy red bespoke profiled ceramic, which tones with the other buildings within Circle Square.

7&8 Circle Square is positioned at the centre of the masterplan and provides 266 build to rent apartments which face onto the central green and give views over Manchester and the River from the roof terrace.  

The building forms an elegant and calm backdrop to the green using white bespoke profiled ceramic cladding that contrasts the earthy tones of the perimeter buildings and creates a modern interpretation of the local Victorian architecture.

Circle Square will be a buzzing and atmospheric place to live, right in the heart of Manchester.

Team

Client: Select Property Group
Cost Consultant: Appleyard & Trew
M&E Engineer: Crookes Walker Consulting
Structures: Curtins Consulting
Planning Consultant:  Deloitte
Fire Engineer: Design Fire Consultants
Acoustic Consultant: Fisher Acoustics
Landscape Architect: Planit-ie Ltd
Project Manager: Ridge
Main Contractor: John Sisk & Son Ltd