South at Didsbury Point
A number of open days with local residents ensured that the development - masterplanned by EDAW - had the full support of the local community. Calder Peel Partnership were then appointed by Countryside Properties to design the first stage, Didsbury Point South.
Manchester City Council was especially concerned with the conservation and replacement of trees on the brownfield site, and that there should be maximum consideration for those with disabilities.
Countryside Properties stipulated that the development should relate to the Victorian elements of the existing West Didsbury village, and that it should be modern and stylish enough to attract successful young professionals. The stated aim was to provide: 'a responsible development, which ensures a lasting and positive legacy for generations to come'.
Sustainability was a high priority, with local materials and workforce being employed, as well as energy saving devices. Access will be much improved when the metro link opens in 2006.