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BDP has shown the site for sale has the potential for 700 homes. Credit: BDP / JLL

Potential 700-home Victoria North site goes on market

An opportunity has arisen to snap up the freehold to 1.7 acres of development land in Manchester’s Irk Valley.

JLL is the agent marketing the site, which could potentially be developed for up to 702 homes.

The site is within the Vauxhall Gardens neighbourhood, located between Dalton Street, Collyhurst Road, Vauxhall Street, and Almond Street, close to the city centre. It is within the Victoria North Development Framework area.

The plot of land also lies within a five-minute walk of Manchester Victoria Train Station, and is close to the proposed Sandhills tram stop.

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JLL is marketing the Irk Valley site which could be developed to create 700 homes. Credit: JLL

An indicative scheme has been prepared by BDP that identifies the potential scope for developing the land.

According to BDP’s findings, more than 700 residential units could be developed across three towers, providing a mix of one-, two-, and three-bed apartments and townhouses.

The feasibility study shows two towers with 25-storeys and another 24-storey block.

Viewing is by appointment and the price can be obtained from the agent on enquiry. JLL can be contacted on 0161 828 6440.

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That massing… scary..

By manc

That indicative image is appalling, too overcrowded, splitting the units over two towers instead of three would work much better.

By GetItBuilt!

I wish the tram stop would be named Vauxhall Gardens instead.

By Anonymous

Vauxhall Gardens sounds a bit London to me. We are already saddled with Piccadilly, and Victoria.

By Elephant

Renders look utterly grim. If the report saying that Manchester is so incredibly expensive to build anything in is to be taken at face value, perhaps we should start with inflated costs for a patch of scrub land that has sat empty for decades, here backed up with an entirely unrealistic study – showing stuff so grotty and dense even MCC would baulk at it – to justify an unrealistic price that they hope someone who doesn’t know any better will pay?

By Rotringer

Looks like somewhere to live because you ‘have’ to, not because you want to.

By Heritage Action

25 storeys seems disappointing for such a flagship development. I’d like to see at least double that

By Giant Skyscraper Fan

If that rendering is accurate, residents had better get used to neighbours being able to look straight into their homes

By Bernard Fender

If these weren’t the actual CGIs that would be getting built I’d agree

By Trollll la la la laaa

Do we have the link to the site on the JLL page?

By Matt Hardy

So by saying “An opportunity has arisen to snap up the freehold”, does this mean that some company buys the freehold, who then sell it off as “leasehold” to the people who buy the apartments? If so, then this is part of the old feudal system of which one BBC News report recently said England was the last place in the world to do this (everywhere else, the owners of each apartment own a proportional percentage of the freehold)
They don’t have to do it like this, by continuing the leasehold feudal system. They could just follow the rest of the world and keep it all freehold. Hopefully this bites whoever buys this in the backside when the government changes this like they did in Scotland.


Grey and yellow boxes?

By Tom

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