Angel Gardens, Manchester
Artist: Chris Edmunds, United Creatives
Contractors: Caddick Construction & Murraywood Construction
Manufacturer: IP Surfaces Ltd
Supplier: Hardscape Products Ltd
Located in the heart of Manchester, adjacent to Victoria Station, Angel Gardens is a residential-led mixed-use development. It includes amongst the four buildings an iconic 36 storey tower development, comprising 466 stylish apartments and public realm interface works that completes the project to tie the new buildings and hard landscaping areas into the existing public and pedestrian roadways. providing a unique landscape for the residents.
This included the installation of an old iron textile cog wheel inlayed into a granite plinth and bespoke marker stones, inlayed metal and ceramic graphics within the hard landscaping works all produced at IP Surfaces to mark the external walls and layout of the historic Shudehill Mill.
Wayfinding totem signs incorporate a digital viewer within the middle section of the signs inside which house historical artefacts found from the initial extraction of the immediate local area enabling members of the public to view historical artefacts found across the site.
Sister company Hardscape supplied the hard landscaping materials for Angel Gardens consisting of their unique Kellen Lavaro Grijs 530 paving, Neland Triton UWF and Neland Lotis UWF tumbled clay paving together with Kobra granite bespoke anti-skate benches, etched and painted walling and corduroy tactiles. Bespoke-designed Whitworth sandstone signage wayfinding totems also feature in the development.