Case studies

Read more about award-winning schemes and the best of international housing design.  See who won Building for Life Awards in 2009.

North West case studies

  • Butts Green

    Butts Green

    Kingswood, Warrington

    Located outside the growing town of Warrington and within 200 yards of junction 8 of the M62 motorway, this interesting scheme with its strong architecture, dominant terracotta colour, formal open spaces and well-detailed construction is dramatically different from everyday suburban developments.

  • Chorlton Park

    Chorlton Park


    Chorlton Park has been described as a classic demonstration of value for money.

  • Mealhouse Brow

    Mealhouse Brow


    Part of Northern Counties Housing Association’s regeneration of Stockport town centre, Mealhouse Brow has created new homes and shops while conserving the area's rich history. Designed by TADW Architects.

  • Old Haymarket

    Old Haymarket


    The redevelopment of this site has been described as a 'textbook approach to urban renewal', and earned the developer, Urban Splash, a RIBA Client of the Year Award in 2001.

  • Rostron Brow


    This small scheme is to be found nestled amongst Stockport’s historic, in places medieval, core.

  • Selwyn Street

    Selwyn Street


    This first development under the Oldham Rochdale Housing Market Renewal Pathfinder is also the first Building for Life Gold Standard winner in the North West region.

  • South at Didsbury Point

    South at Didsbury Point

    Didsbury, Manchester

    Described as 'an urban village', this development aims to be a landmark in providing the intensity of city living in a suburban location.

  • Tarporley



    Over a ten year period, nine small sites have been developed by a single developer and respond to both strict council requirements and a varied historic community.

  • Timber Wharf

    Timber Wharf


    The apartments at Timber Wharf have been described as 'clearly contemporary homes for the 21st Century'.