Mann Island

Client:             Neptune Developments / Countryside Properties
Location:        Liverpool, UK
Size:               376 apartments +13,080m² office + 7,295m² retail and leisure
                     + 1,247m² covered public space
Skills:              Architecture, Landscape Architecture 

Adjacent to Liverpool’s ‘Three Graces’ this mixed-use scheme will reconnect Liverpool’s city centre to its historic waterfront via a sequence of three new public spaces, one of which will also be covered. The scheme will also open up access to previously enclosed dockland area. Mann Island will comprise 363 one and two-bed apartments, 7,295m² of retail and leisure space, 13,080m² net office space and 1,247m² of covered public realm, including an internal exhibition area. In total the scheme will consist of 12 commercial and 14 residential storeys.

Two triangulated residential buildings form large objects on the dock edge, whilst a third linear commercial building reinforces the Strand’s streetscape. The overlapping roofscapes of the residential blocks will create valleys framing key views through to the ‘Three Graces’ whilst their apexes terminate vistas from the city centre and Chavasse Park. The residential building’s flush black cladding reflects the dark foreground dock water and creates a clear visual separation between the new scheme and the listed buildings beyond.