SimpsonHaugh and Partners
SimpsonHaugh and Partners
Since the practice was founded by Rachel Haugh and Ian Simpson in 1987, it has compiled an impressive portfolio of award-winning projects. It originated from a shared belief in the power of high quality design to lead the regeneration of post-industrial cities and initiate new contemporary architectural identities. Main themes are urban renewal, sustainability and design excellence with the aim of designing buildings and spaces that would be appropriate, inspirational and beautiful. While the success of its completed work and growing reputation for design integrity has allowed the practice to expand, Rachel and Ian remain personally involved in each project. Consequently, the inspiration in design and the attention to detail in construction that have stimulated the achievements of the practice so far will continue to guide its schemes in the future.
One Port Street

One Port Street

Residential development on the fringe of Manchester city centre, in Northern Quarter known as the “Street-Art Capital”

Project Specs


  • Location: Manchester
  • Client: Select Property
  • Contractor: Renaker Build Limited
  • Status: ongoing


One Port Street


Unitised structurally silicone glazed system with fixed triple vision glazing, metal opaque units and insulated metal panels with inward side hung window with external perforated aluminium sheet. Furthermore, South and West elevations integrates projecting vertical aluminum fins.

Stick System with DGU vision glazing and metal panels.

Designed by

SimpsonHaugh and Partners Architects

Live Project

One Port Street is located in Northern Quarter in Manchester, an area renewed as the city’s creative centre. The building seamlessly connects residents to the beating heart of vibrant cultural and commercial activities, all within easy walking distance of Manchester’s city centre.

Comprising a tower and a brick podium, the project encompasses 481 residential units, retail spaces and a basement car park. The tower’s North and East elevations are flat, capturing sky reflections, while the South and West elevations present projecting fins into the composition, infusing the structure with a layer of texture and shadow.

Residents have access to the finest amenities on the market. From a 2,000 square feet swimming pool to a seventh-floor club lounge and a grand lobby with a 360° fireplace, every detail of this development provides an exceptional living experience.