New Islington case study

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  • New islington
    • location
      • Area of east Manchester formally known as Cardroom
    • Dates
      • Began in 2003
    • Aims
      • Ambitious strategic vision by Will Alsop
      • housing
      • Jobs
      • Education
      • Will Alsop
    • improvements to housing
      • 66 houses, 200 ground-floor appartments
      • 500 2-3 storey apartments
      • 34 urban barns
      • 600 1 and 2 bedroom apartments
    • environmental improvements
      • 300 new trees
      • 2 graden islands, an orchard, a beach
      • play areas and climbing rocks
      • secured courtyard gardens
      • privates gardens and patios
    • community improvements
      • a primary school and play areas
      • health centre with 8 GP's
      • a creche
      • a football pitch
    • Sustainability
      • boreholes will provide up to 25 litres per second of naturally filtered water
      • central heat and power to generate 600KW electrical energy and 1000KW thermal energy
      • recycling collection points that allow occupants to recycle 50% of waste

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