Ancoats Masterplan

The Homes & Communities Agency
Urban Masterplan

The HCA commissioned United Creatives and URS to bring their public art and urban design experience to the Ancoats Animation Programme project.

Our brief was to determine how creativity, public art and events could attract more footfall to the area whilst publicising the Ancoats Urban Village at a regional and local level.

Our proposals ranged from pop-up dining events in unused warehouse spaces (brilliantly brought to life by our colleagues at Disappearing Dining Club), ideas for creative gateway sculptures, bespoke large format murals executed in vintage style to adversities local businesses and to ensure the continued use of the area for period television production and an in-depth appraisal of the existing street signage.