Located within the Adelphi/Bexley Square conservation area in Salford, Timekeepers Square is a development of 36 two, three and four bed townhouses adjacent to the Grade II* listed St Phillips church; and the Georgian square which it fronts. The scheme forms part of the English Cities Fund’s Salford Central regeneration scheme which is regenerating more than 50 acres of Salford’s historic centre.
The design of the houses takes precedent from the area’s Georgian terraces and reinterprets this in a contemporary manner. The new townhouses respond to the Georgian terraces in height and massing and have a strong vertical emphasis with repetitive and regular rhythm applied to the fenestration patterns. This is further emphasised by deep recesses to the windows and door sets which contrast and add detail to the flat façade treatments.
The new terraces reinstate the area’s lost urban grain, strengthening the setting of the church as a focal point of the development and define a new pedestrian boulevard, St Phillip’s Walk, at the heart of the development. The existing historic streetscape has also been reiterated with the close relationship between facade and back of pavement lending character to the new development and heritage value to the existing area.
The public realm has been enhanced with new outdoor spaces that vary from private ground floor green spaces and roof gardens to communal spaces and pedestrian, play friendly, high quality, home zone streets.
Manchester Society of Architects Awards 2015 – Winner Best Unbuilt Residential Project
Housing Design Award 2016 – Shortlisted
Manchester Society of Architects Awards 2017 – Winner Best Built Residential Project
Manchester Society of Architects Awards 2017 – Shortlisted for Building of the Year
The Sunday Times British Homes Awards 2017 – Shortlisted for Development of the Year