Chips, Manchester

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General information
Status Complete
Type Residential
Architectural style Postmodern
Location New Islington, Manchester,
Greater Manchester,
Coordinates 53°28′53″N2°13′14″W / 53.4815°N 2.2206°W / 53.4815; -2.2206 Coordinates: 53°28′53″N2°13′14″W / 53.4815°N 2.2206°W / 53.4815; -2.2206
Completed 2009
Owner Urban Splash
Technical details
Floor count 8
Design and construction
Architect Will Alsop

Chips is a residential apartment building, alongside the Ashton Canal, in New Islington, Manchester, England. Historically part of Ancoats, the building is part of an urban renewal project in east Manchester which has been led by Urban Splash.

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Chips consists of eight storeys and was designed by Will Alsop. [1] Tom Bloxham of Urban Splash requested a building away from "mundanity" and came up with Chips with Alsop. [2]

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Thomas Paul Richard "Tom" Bloxham MBE is a British property developer, founder of urban renewal property development company Urban Splash and member of the judging panel for RIBA's Stirling Prize in 2007. Bloxham has appeared on Britain's rich list and has a property portfolio worth over £200m.


Chips is part of the New Islington regeneration project east of Manchester city centre.

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  1. "Chips by Alsop Architects". Dezeen. 2 June 2009. Retrieved 2012-09-21.
  2. "Chips ... the hottest place in town". The Guardian. 12 July 2009. Retrieved 2012-09-21.