Manchester-based Murrays’ Mills wins RIBA North West Award

The MAC team is delighted to have delivered Quantity Surveying, Principal Designer and Construction Design Management (CDM) Advisor services on an impressive residential scheme which has been named as one of the 2021 RIBA North West Award winners.

Based in Ancoats, Manchester, the Manchester Life Development Company project, Murrays’ Mills, is an impressive collection of Grade II and II* listed buildings that once housed the world’s oldest steam powered cotton mill.

Set around a private courtyard garden, this innovative design-led scheme introduces the best of new build technology into the historic fabric of the building, and now consists of 124 chic and distinctive homes, as well as a unique courtyard space.

Designed by Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios, the MAC team worked closely with Graham Construction, Arup, and Mace on the development, which is now also in the running for a RIBA National Award.  

Commenting on the RIBA North West Award win, Jordan Rutter, Senior Cost Manager at MAC, said: “This project is an innovative scheme which has brought forward a vibrant, charismatic residential development that sustains the story at the heart of Ancoats.

“This win is recognition of Manchester Life Development Company’s commitment to preserving the existing site and recognises the team’s hard work in carefully managing intrusive work to the listed buildings.”

MAC has also delivered multiple other projects on behalf of Manchester Life Development Company including Cottonfield Wharf, Weaver’s Quay, Cutting Room Square, Sawmill Court and Smith’s Yard.