The Trilogy


We have created 232 contemporary, high quality, sustainable homes in the city.

Through collaborative working with our wider team and the local planning authority, they have managed to design and deliver a scheme that not only responds to its context as a high-profile site but meets with our commercial needs around building efficiency and cost.

From the start, AEW was working against a tight timeframe for design, planning and delivery. Its team has consistently dealt with all challenges presented by a scheme of this nature and was instrumental in presenting the vision of the scheme to the project's funding partners.

Ian Sherry Director, Glenbrook

Developing an emerging accommodation typology for the region, the project embeds resident amenity including a gym, concierge, basement car park and cycle storage. To enhance wellbeing, the project maximises design benefits of external space and the public realm, creating an attractive courtyard terrace.

    The gateway site into Manchester demanded a strong architectural response. The three towers, now named The Trilogy were developed through close collaboration with Manchester City Council and provide a striking gateway to the approach to the city centre. The Trilogy is in the Top 3 developments from the past year nationally, according to tennant feedback on the HomeViews website, it’s great to know we're doing the right thing; creating homes that people love!


    • GMCC Property and Construction Building of the Year 2019 - Shortlisted
    • Insider Residential Awards 2020 - Shortlisted
    • RICS Social Impact Awards 2020 - Shortlisted
    • LABC Building Excellence Awards 2020 - Shortlisted

    The triangular site is constrained by roads on two edges, so we always had one eye on buildability. We utilised 3D design across the team with regular model shares for design coordination. Understanding the site and development phases via the models helped meaningful conversation on programme and delivery, mitigating risk from an early stage.

    Claire Kilgariff Associate Director, AEW Architects