Bradnor Road, AHP, p planning docs

Airport Parking& Hotels wants to refresh its Wythenshawe site. Credit: via planning documents

AHP sets out updated Manchester Airport parking vision

Plans including the restoration of the grade two-listed former bus station off Bradnor Road would increase the total capacity at the company’s Wythenshawe site from 2,050 to almost 2,500 car park spaces.

Airport Hotels & Parking has submitted its proposals to Manchester City Council to improve both of its facilities on either side of Harling Road to provide better parking services for Manchester Airport passengers.

Founded in 1980, the company operates its own car parks, serving Gatwick and Manchester airports with a portfolio of more than 10,000 spaces.

The Atelier MB-designed scheme would see the demolition of the redundant warehouse at its current open facility off Harling Road to make way for a new multi-storey car park. This multi-storey building would provide 1,738 car parking spaces across six floors.

Plans also feature the restoration of the neighbouring grade two-listed bus garage, which has been neglected since it was made redundant by the deregulation of buses in the 1970s. The garage is currently being used as interior parking for the park and ride operation with external parking to each side and would be rejigged to provide 750 bays.

Bradnor Road bus station, AHP, p planning docs

The grade two-listed bus garage would be restored to its original condition. Credit: via planning documents

Works proposed to restore the garage include repairs to the concrete structure, the reinstatement of authentic doors steel windows, and the removal of non-historic roof lights to be replaced with reinforced concrete glass block panels.

The project team includes Curtins, Tyrer Ecological Consultants, and LK Group. BDP is the noise consultant.

Want to learn more about the project? Search for application number 137427/FO/2023 on Manchester City Council’s planning portal.

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Seems a strange thing to say about a bus depot buy this is a great building.

By Anonymous

Even stranger to credit BDP with a project submitted by AtelierMB architects

By Anonymous

    Hi Anonymous! AtelierMB is credited as designing the project (paragraph four begins: “The Atelier MB-designed scheme”…). We noted that BDP wrote the noise assessment report, and thus included them in the list of project team members. I’ve adjusted the story to make clear BDP’s involvement and to hopefully eliminate any confusion. Best – Julia

    By Julia Hatmaker

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