Ancoats Through investigating the morphology of the area, Ancoats has changed greatly from the rural land in 1800, through the boom of the industrial revolution, and finally a decline in to modern times.
At its peak, Ancoats was known as the â€˜worlds first industrial suburbâ€™. The legacy of this period still exists today as much of the district has been turned into a conservation area, with many mills and listed buildings having withstood the test of time.
Setting a target population of 15,000 by 2010, many residential projects (new & refurbished) have gotten underway. This has resulted in a climbing number of communal activities, and therefore an inclement of commercial, community and public buildings.
community in need
One of the community buildings in this area, fits into a support network that stretches across Greater Manchester. The Mustard Tree and Boaz Trust charities operate from a single building on Oldham Road, and look to support the growing population minority.
These pictures summarise the evolution of Ancoats, from a thriving hub during the industrial revolution, to the increase in dwellings and community buildings that exist today.
crime OUTSIDE INFLUENCES religion
social class poverty stricken homeless
van drivers volunteers poverty
existing metaspace of Mustard Tree and Boaz Trust
in Manchester & the North West
Mustard Tree Boaz Trust
Mustard Tree + Boaz Trust
location of ClotheAid along Oldham Road
early massing model of proposal
M60 ring-road map showing location of ClotheAid and existing charities
â€œ...improving the lives of destitue asylum seekers & homeless people in Manchester...â€?
Mustard Tree store room
activity | scale
freedom of visit
scale | proximity
knitting and sewing primary programme, hybrid programme and shared space
programme | theory
face to face
edge to edge
“add-on” culture of existing streetscapes
“stitching programmes together with circulation”
drop in centre
â€œknitting programme on tartan grid patternâ€?
Mustard Tree + Boaz Trust
ros m i Pr 1:50 short section
1:250 site + roof plan
plans mustard tree connection
1. Reception/Staff Room 2. Changing area 3. Swap Shop 4. Disabled WC 5. Swap Shop 6. Sorting Area 7. Plant Room 8. Workshop 9. Courtyard
10. Reception 11. Waiting Zone 12 Advocacy Office 13. Health Support Office 14. Financial Support 15. Educational Support
16. Activity Room
1:200 ground floor
1:200 first floor
1:200 2nd floor
visually secure envelope
1:250 elevation | east
1:250 elevation | west
1:250 elevation | south
1:250 elevation | north
difficult pedestrian access
creating buffer zone
creating a green space
creating a square
Old Trafford Master Plan introducing Red Square to the stadium
Formby Swimming Pool Detailed Design