Architecture & Urbanism

‘House 4 Life’ Salford

The House 4 Life project seeks to be an exemplar of family housing, combining innovation and sustainability, and one which responds to the anticipated lifestyle and health needs of a future community.

MCAU’s approach to the redevelopment of this site owned by Salford City Council seeks to accommodate the changing requirements for a home over a lifetime -integrating health, green space, and a sustainable energy management strategy.

The scheme envisages 184 homes with enhanced space standards and an emphasis on flexibility. It is critical that families can grow in these homes and not outgrow them, to firmly establish roots in the community.

Homes include a range of 2 to 5 bedroom mixed tenure build to rent, shared ownership, affordable rent and extra care elderly living apartments.

Improved energy standards, focused on achieving Passivhaus standards, are envisaged.

There is a large focus in the plan on public amenity space which provides an idyllic space to keep active and to relax are a fully integrated part of the overall design solution and development strategy.