Project Brief: Design a 12 storey, predominantly residential, development in the heart of Manchester. Comprising 138 luxury apartments the Lumière offers panoramic views of the city, a roof top terrace with hot tubs, top floor gym and water gardens, all within a limited footprint. In an awkwardly shaped 0.3 acre brownfield site, an internal area of 150,000 sq ft was created. In addition to the apartments, the building also includes space for retail or offices and two levels of underground car parking.
For the exterior space, collaboration with an inspiring landscape architect and lighting designer to create a spectacular courtyard and roof top garden which has added real value and interest in a competitive residential market. A winning entry in a limited design competition against 4 other Architects from London and Manchester.
Project carried out by K4/ Kinetic during John Shakeshaft’s time as Director