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So there is at least an idea being referred to as the 'Bridgewater Park and Boulevard'. That sounds promising.
 
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If you bought a parcel of land fronting water, which way would the house you're building face towards, the water or away from it?

Yet Peel and their Architects have decided the poor [email protected] who are stupid enough to buy and live in those apartments will be facing each other instead of the water.

The mind boggles at the sheer stupidity of property developers and (their) Architects at times.
 

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If you bought a parcel of land fronting water, which way would the house you're building face towards, the water or away from it?

Yet Peel and their Architects have decided the poor [email protected] who are stupid enough to buy and live in those apartments will be facing each other instead of the water.

The mind boggles at the sheer stupidity of property developers and (their) Architects at times.
Image seems to suggest they will be facing the larger canal instead.
 

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Is there 1, just 1, redeeming feature about this proposal? Balconies! (facing inwards at each other)

If you sit at the side of the balcony, it might be a bit tight, and look straight ahead, you can see the water.

 

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AHR Architects - Linkedin

Manchester Waters, our new privately rented apartment building at Pomona Island in Manchester has been submitted for planning.

Working with Peel L&P and forming part of a wider regeneration of the area, the scheme consists of 162 one, two and three bed apartments, a new public realm and dedicated parking spaces.

Featuring a shared terrace, a resident’s courtyard, amenity room and new pedestrian and cycle routes along the Manchester Ship Canal, the scheme provides places for people to come together promoting a healthy lifestyle and sustainable living.










 

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If you turned these around then they wouldn’t be so bad, but both river/canal ends have next to no windows or decent balconies?! Wtf!! Really. Water side homes are hard to come by so make the absolute mist of it, big windows and balconies. This is building future slums when it could be an amazing place to live. Hope it gets refused.
 

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In the visuals I'm looking at the elevation overlooking the canal has about 45% of it given over to balcony space and about 70% of it is glazed (with some overlap between glazing and balcony). It could be better but "next to none" is hyperbole. If you tuned it 180 degrees, the elevation currently facing the road/Metrolink/rail line has fewer windows. If you turned them 90 degrees you would deprive 50% of the apartments any view of the water and increase their exposure to the noise from the Metrolink and railway lines.
 
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