...with the start of work on the site's 1400 new homes. Architect FAT Architects has designed the first phase of 23 affordable homes for Manchester Methodist Housing Association (shown here). Meanwhile Taylor Woodrow with shedkm architects have won the latest developer competition on the site. Planning consent has been granted for the first phase of buildings designed by Alsop Architects and Ian Simpson Architects, and the public realm designed by Grant Associates. Lead developer Urban Splash is working with English Partnerships, Manchester council and New East Manchester on the 29 acre community.