As yet another chapter of Liverpool's history unfolds, this is the unique setting for a dramatic development, Mann Island, that will radically enhance its famous waterfront skyline. This development will comprise of 376 one, two and three bedroom apartments.
We know that Liverpool has something special that still lures people from far and wide to live in this magical city of dreams and legends.
Over the past couple of decades, the proud city of Liverpool has undergone a steady programme of regeneration to take its place once more at the forefront of the country's heritage. And nowhere has this rejuvenation manifested itself more noticeably than along the waterside hub of the city – the famed Liverpool docks.
The Mann Island site is designed to complement and enhance existing and planned attractions on the Liverpool historic waterfront. It will form a pivotal point between the Three Graces and the Albert Dock, with the geometry of the new buildings reflecting this transition. It will create a destination in its own right and form a key link between the city centre, the riverfront and Albert Dock.
The Mann Island residential buildings form overlapping wedges with the low points positioned to reveal important views of the Pier Head buildings. These wedges work together to form a changing composition of overlapping forms, creating valleys that frame views of the waterfront and beyond.
The site will provide a landmark for the new public space and canal basin. The two buildings have their own contrasting styles, using materials that greatly differentiate them from the Three Graces. People can view the cityscape as a series of changing glimpses rather than fixed views.