Chimney Pot Park, completed in 2008, is one of shedkm’s most radical and inventive schemes, emblematic of our approach and design.
Previously a group of rundown and derelict streets in Salford, Langworthy as it was then known, was identified as a project due for ambitious urban renewal. The local council wanted to provide an element of social or affordable housing to attract first time buyers, but it also needed to be a profitable enterprise for a developer.
Rather than demolish or give way to a complete contemporary replacement, shedkm’s approach was to retain the existing street pattern and design a radical evolution of the terraced housing. Our idea was to celebrate the desirable aspects of this typology – the human scale, tradition and existing fabric – whilst designing out its constraints to accommodate modern living standards and preferences.