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3108 - Soapworks Masterplan



A new masterplan for the old Colgate soapworks south west of central Manchester. 3 floors and new stair and lift cores will be added to an existing factory building plus construction of a new 11-storey multi storey car park, 33, 17 and 10 storey residential towers, a timber framed long-span pavilion and extensive hard and soft landscaping across the site.
Key Features

  • Heavy refurbishment and extension of 1950s factory, maximising retention of frame.
  • New build multi-storey car park and residential towers using low-carbon technologies.
  • Engineered timber pavilion developed using parametric form-finding techniques.
  • Flood risk and Suds statement requiring EA approval adjacent to River.


Client: Bankfoot APAM / Manchester Pension FundArchitect: Chapman Taylor

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Tom Watson
Sean Parkinson