Fallowfield Residential Development Master Plan Report November 1959
Preston Grenfell Baines and Hargreaves Chartered Architects 1959
74pp typescript + dyeline reproductions of the architectural drawings illustrating the scheme. Bound with brass binder screws and with green leather binding, title in gilt lettering on upper board. The report describes the though processes which led to the development of Fallowfield to serve Manchester University's community by designing a University Student Settlement. The plan introduction notes "The general idea is that the University should develop the site as a university residential community…. the idea is social as well as residential…" Following the production of the master plan, Building Design Partnership implemented the project incorporating Ashburne and Woolton Halls with the new scheme at Owens Park based around a high-rise block constructed in 1964. Owens Park is currently the subject of a new masterplan. A fascinating period document which sought solution to issues faced by Manchester University in the post war period to house its expanding student population and which has contemporary relevance in considering tackling the upgrade of post war student accommodation.