MASTER PLAN: Developing an understanding of atmosphere created by the city fragments led me to develop a master plan, developed from the spacial qualities of the studied areas. It also enabled me to focus on one of the segments to develop further in my project. The guidance received from my tutors was to take forward the St James’s development as it seemed the most intriguing with potential for improvement.
ST. JAMES’S: St James’s was analysed as being associated with verticality, new developments having shot up in the past decade has elevated the area (literally), likely in an attempt to keep up with the competition of Manchester and Birmingham. Additionally, the use of quick, cost effective cladding materials are scattered across the site. These realisations became the foundation for the project and led to the initial design response for my project.