Southern Street 

The design of the perforated bronze anodised aluminium sheets on these two new townhouses is based on a geometric textile design created by Mancunian textile designer Harry Rodwell Prince, relating Southern Street to its context and local history.

Client  Confidential
Location  Manchester
Completion  2015
Cost  Confidential


  • RIBA stages 1-6
  • Architectural design
  • Interior design


  • RIBA North West Awards (Shortlisted)
  • LABC Building Excellence Awards - Best individual new home (Shortlisted)

Southern Street is a pair of four storey semi-detached residential properties just off Deansgate, Manchester. Each property houses master bedroom with en-suite, 3 further bedrooms, open plan living/dining area, kitchen, family bathroom, shower room, garage, utility room and roof terrace.

Externally, the building is clad in Staffordshire blue brick with bronze anodized glazing, perforated bronze anodized aluminium sheets and bronze flashings.

Internally, much of the concrete structure is left exposed giving the property a chic, contemporary industrial feel. The project brief required the building to achieve a minimum Code for Sustainable Homes Level 3 along with an excellent EPC rating to ensure running costs were kept to a minimum. The dwellings needed to be rational and flexible in their design to ensure a certain level of future proofing and the changing circumstances of the client and their family.

Photography Trevor Palin