Foster and Partners has designed its first residential development for the Liverpool housing developer, Urban Splash. The scheme, for 292 apartments in Altrincham, Greater Manchester, is also Urban Splash's first scheme outside a city centre. Foster's design has a pair of linked seven-storey blocks that project out over the Bridgewater Canal. Martin Stockley Associates is the structural engineer, Cegelec the services engineer, Simon Fenton Partnership the quantity surveyor and Townshend Landscape Architects the landscape designer.