Ben Huckstep

P1: Courier Cycle Hub

   Our project is a proposed cycle hub, specifically aimed at couriers or cycle deliverers. As a growing demographic in cities, there are not enough places for rest and relaxation for these cyclists if they are on the job and need a quick stop-and-go place to recharge. Moreover, we deemed the current access routes to and from our site unacceptable for cyclists and therefore have proposed an additional overpass over the train lines.

P2: Theatre

In this project, I have designed a public theatre in the heart of the Northern Quarter in Manchester. With strong geometry and bold materiality it aims to stand out as an exciting new venue. As well as being a theatre, the design incorporates a cafe on the ground floor that invites people in all day.

P3: Intergenerational Housing
For my housing project, I decided to design a community focused scheme that is aimed at intergenerational living as well as skill sharing, primarily in arts and crafts. The site therefore, has 4 family homes and 6 single bed dwellings (for elderly on the ground floor and young professionals on the upper) with the addition of a 3-part public interface building.