Embassy Village is a brand-new community in Manchester that will provide wrap-around support for the city’s homeless and vulnerable men.
With 40 new high-quality modular homes which will breathe new life into a derelict site between Bridgewater Canal and River Irwell in Manchester city centre, the homes will be created using shipping containers and OFR Consultants advised on the design of the development which is now with Manchester City Council for planning.
As well as the homes, it will feature a Village Hall, which will offer a community hub, training and mentoring facility for residents, delivering on its objective to reintegrate vulnerable people back into society. There will also be a greenery, a vegetable garden, a multi-use sports area and external eating and socialising areas.
"We are so proud to be working on this development. Embassy Village has been designed to remove the tough obstacles that many people encounter when trying to move forward from life on the street and gain a stable foothold in our communities. The development is an entirely new initiative which will improve the way homelessness is tackled in Manchester."
Gross project value
OFR is proud to be offering support pro bono on this project.
Imagery courtesy of Embassy Village
Did you know?
Embassy is a Manchester based charity which began by repurposing a luxury tour bus to provide emergency shelter and support to vulnerable adults. When forced to close during the COVID-19 pandemic, the husband and wife team behind the charity came up with the idea of the Village.