AEW submits plans for Ancoats apartments
Architect AEW has submitted a planning application for a mixed eight-and-nine storey building of 46 apartments on the site of the Cheshire Cheese pub on Oldham Road, Manchester.
The brick-clad development will include a mix of one and two-bed apartments for private rent, as well as 13 car parking spaces for tenants at ground floor level over 3,500 sq ft, and cycle storage. Around 30% of the apartments are one-beds.
The developer for the scheme is Cheshire Cheese Assets, a special purpose vehicle set up by Prestwich-based developer Gita Frank, according to Companies House.
The Cheshire Cheese pub closed in 2005, but is still standing despite consent being granted for its demolition in 2004, while adjoining buildings at 32-38 Oldham Road were knocked down in 2007.
The site was purchased by the developer from the Homes & Communities Agency, now Homes England, following a competitive tender in 2015.
The professional team also includes WSP as transport consultant and Edgeplan as planner.
As part of a growing cluster of development in the area, the project sits opposite Balfour Beatty’s £65m private-rented scheme of 274 apartments, designed by Hodder + Partners. Construction started on site earlier this month after it secured a funding deal with AIG.