OMI Architects


Laystall Street Granted Planning Approval


Planning approval has been granted for our residential and commercial transformation of the Grade II listed 32-34 Laystall Street, just off Manchester’s Great Ancoats Street. The scheme will provide 89 homes and 8,000 sq ft of workspace.

Working with McCauls, the proposals will restore and convert the 1879 building into commercial space. The building was initially constructed as the offices, showroom and workshops of John Armitage & Son’s terracotta and fireclay manufacturing company.

The existing building will be extended to the corner of Laystall Street and Pigeon Street, with a contemporary addition to provide a new vertical circulation system for the building. To the rear of the existing showroom, a nine-storey residential development is configured in a horse-shoe arrangement around a landscaped courtyard.