Client: Housing 21 Location: Oldham, Greater Manchester Background & Objectives: Charles Morris House is a sheltered accommodation scheme run by Housing 21 in Oldham, Manchester. Aware of Groundwork’s expertise in Landscape Architecture, Housing 21 approached Groundwork Greater Manchester in early 2020 as staff and residents wanted to connect existing patio areas and create more spaces […]
The design of the communal garden focuses on improving accessibility and inclusion.
Reconfigured and upgraded the external spaces to two high-rise blocks of flats
The project evolved from finding a solution to dog fouling on a forgotten patch of grass, to developing a community’s pride of its outdoor space
Integrating SuDS (sustainable drainage systems) and food growing sites was central to the scheme.
Extensive youth engagement programme helped transform drab shop frontages into an area of civic pride.