OMI Architects


Laystall Street Submitted


OMI are working with McCauls to create 89 homes and 8,000 sq ft of workspace at the Grade II listed 32-34 Laystall Street, just off Manchester’s Great Ancoats Street.

The plans will see the restoration of 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.