PROJECT: Refurbishment of Existing Almshouses, Denton

SUMMARY: Edward Mayes Trust provide affordable rented accommodation and support services for Manchester residents over the age of 60. Following previous successful schemes, they approached Triangle to provide proposals for the refurbishment and extension of four existing almshouse properties located in Denton, Tameside.

As part of the refurbishment, improvements to the thermal performance of the existing buildings were undertaken to enhance their long-term sustainability.

The refurbishment and extension increases the internal floor area of each property from 36m2 to 45m2 which meets the Nationally Described Space Standards. The proposed layout enables the properties to reach Part M Category 1 standards for visitable dwellings, with a safe, step-free approach towards the accessible threshold principal entrance.

The new internal layout benefits from a new bathroom with level-threshold shower, new kitchen, living room and bedroom designed to maximise the effective use of space, with consideration for residents with limited mobility.

The elevations build upon the modest character of the existing bungalows to provide an understated but elegant appearance, harmonising traditional forms with contemporary elements such as overhanging eaves.


SERVICES: Full architectural services and contract administration of a JCT Minor Works contract from inception to handover.


Photographer:  Positive Image Architectural and Industrial Photographer (


  • LOCATION: Denton, Tameside