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The Old Library

09.08.18

NEW IMAGERY

Our Old Library project will see the Grade II listed Andrew Carnegie Library in the Tuebrook area of Liverpool transformed into a new community hub offering childcare, rentable meeting space, hot desking, heritage activities, an events venue and a wide range of training and volunteering opportunities for local people.

OMI are working with Liverpool City Council and Lister Steps to realise the £3M Heritage Lottery Fund supported project. The project is due to start on site in December 2018.

Wilburn

07.08.18

BRICK AWARDS 2019

Wilburn Basin has been shortlisted in the ‘Large Scale Residential’ category in the 2019 Brick Development Association Awards. The project is the only housing development project of any scale to be shortlisted in the North East of England.

The materials selected for the scheme have been influenced by the site’s quayside heritage and the desire to create connections to the context of the neighbouring historic brick viaducts, bridges and the Grade 1 listed Liverpool Road Station across the river Irwell.

Key to the success of these connections is brick selection, elevational arrangement and detailing. A relationship between all the blocks is maintained whilst adopting a hierarchy of proportion and scale. The aim has been to convey a family of buildings that are well built, well proportioned and exude solidity, permanence and integrity.

More detail on the project can be found in the ‘Work’ section.

Winning schemes will be announced in November 2018.

12.07.18

FIRST GLIMPSE

Our apartment buildings at Baker Place for One Manchester are beginning to appear from behind the site hoarding.

The site sits in the Hulme area of Manchester, to the South Western edge of the city, and approximately one mile from the city centre. To the east of the site sits the edges of the ‘Hulme City Challenge’ neighbourhood, promoted in the 1990s by Michael Hessletine in response to the demolition of the 1960s system built estate that previously occupied this area. OMI played a significant role in bringing family housing back to Hulme as part of City Challenge and many of the design principles established by OMI back then have since become best practice for urban masterplanning.

The development consists of a total of 67no. 2 bedroom apartments arranged around a communal landscaped courtyard and parking area. The accommodation is split into three individual blocks of 4 and 3 storeys, with a main development concierge entrance at the base of block one.

The project has protected and retained a high number of mature trees, which form a great backdrop to the new development.

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