Abito Tower, Greengate Building Salford, Manchester Apartments, Property, Design

Abito Tower Manchester : Greengate Building

Apartment Building, northwest England – design by BDP Architects

26 Nov 2008


Dates built: 2005-07
Design: BDP

256 apartments + retail

BDP was awarded a commendation at the Civic Trust Award ceremony for Abito Apartments, Salford, Manchester. 13 March 2008

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Abito apartments is a new concept aimed at first-time buyers, and people wanting a city crash pad. BDP came up with an innovative solution by designing the apartments from the inside out.

Abito Manchester
photo : David Barbour/BDP

The citation reads “Designed around a ‘pod’ to maximise the use of the floor area, all the apartments have balconies, producing light and clean spaces. A central courtyard covered by a canopy provides community space in all weathers. Overall an innovative and quirky scheme.”

Abito Manchester image / information from BDP Architects 021107

BDP – formerly Building Design Partnership

Location: Greengate, Salford, Manchester, Northwest England, UK

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Greengate Square is Salford’s newest public space – a perfectly situated new amphitheatre area on the border between Salford and Manchester.

Located at the corner of Chapel Street and Victoria Bridge Street, Greengate Square is part of the Irwell River Park development close to Chethams School of Music, Manchester City Centre, Manchester Cathedral and the Manchester Arena, with plenty of public parking nearby.

This newly developed space was formerly a bus station and car park but has been developed to become a fantastic public space, ideal for events. Escape from the hustle and bustle of the city and enjoy the lit fountains while watching the world go by.

Also by BDP in the city:

Old Trafford Ground
Old Trafford Cricket Ground

BDP Studio
BDP Studio Manchester

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Website: Manchester