Rebuilding the image of a
rundown industrial suburb

Often referred to as the world’s first industrial suburb, Ancoats
is one of Manchester's key areas
for regeneration. As part of a
multi-million pound investment programme aimed at enticing businesses and residential incomers, a powerful and
flexible identity was needed.
An exploratory tour of the neighbourhood gave us the
spark of a creative idea: an
identity and visual language echoing the distinctive
architecture of the area, with
its impressive square-windowed mill buildings.



Environmental graphics