try{Typekit.load({ async: true });}catch(e){}


A record of excellence

Artisan Developments

Below you will find a brief overview of a selction of Artisan developments.


Express Networks, Manchester

Described by Sir Norman Foster as ‘one of his five favourite buildings in the world’, the Express Buildings have looked down on Manchester city centre for over 70 years.

Built for United News, the listed Art Deco buildings were acquired by Artisan in 1999.


The Crown & Kettle

In 2005 Artisan refurbished and reopened the listed and much loved Crown & Kettle public house in Manchester’s Ancoats area.

Situated on the corner of Great Ancoats Street and Oldham Road, there has been a pub on this site since at least 1734.


Albion Works, Manchester

This project is the skilful and imaginative conversion of a disused former Coop biscuit factory and its surroundings.

The Grade II listed building is on Pollard Street in Ancoats, the world’s first industrial suburb, Britain’s first Urban Village and now nominated for World Heritage Site status.


Ovale, Manchester

Inspired by the Italian heritage of Ancoats, Ovale takes its name from the Italian word for ellipse. It was Manchester’s only elliptical building and Ovale’s shape has created unique living spaces.

With its combination of curved walls and floor to ceiling glass, the building offers both panoramic views and cutting edge design.


Eastside Valley, Manchester

The Eastside site is seen as the gateway to New East Manchester and pivotal to the successful regeneration of the area.

The site is adjacent to Artisan’s Albion, Ovale and Vulcan developments and created a new community in one of Manchester’s most historic districts.


Regency House, Manchester

The development of the Regency building demonstrated Artisan’s belief that a broader mix of resources was required, if a city-centre community was to be sustainable.

Built in 1885, the Grade2 listed former storage warehouse and adjacent offices were successfully converted into 33 apartments.


King’s Dock, Liverpool

As a key component of Liverpool’s flagship Waterfront site, adjacent to the city’s major new arena/conference centre, Artisan delivered a residential development which requiried an innovative approach.

The development is provides 96 apartments innovatively wrapped around a multi-storey car park along with retail and leisure provision.


North Bank, Sheffield

Artisan was selected to develop this landmark site in Sheffield’s Central Riverside area. The dramatic design by Aedas Architects delivers a mixed used scheme as part of Priority Sites masterplan for the area.

It is an important project for Sheffield and for the local economy.