Angel Meadow plans submitted
Far East Consortium and The Co-op have submitted a planning application to Manchester City Council for Angel Meadow, a £235m residential development of 756 apartments in four buildings designed by 5plus Architects and Planit-IE.
The apartment towers, ranging from nine to 40 storeys, would be built around the edge of Angel Meadow Park in east Manchester, forming part of the emerging NOMA neighbourhood.
Gavin Taylor, regional general manager, FEC, said: “We are very pleased to submit Angel Meadow for planning. Working with 5plus Architects and Planit-IE we believe we have produced a scheme of true international calibre, which makes Angel Meadow Park the focal point for the growing community.
“We’ve paid close attention to activating the ground floors and the spaces between the buildings while also providing a wide range of homes suitable for families as well as professionals. Our goal is to see long-term occupancy of the homes in Angel Meadow and the development is geared towards private sale, rather than institutional investors.”
The four plots around Angel Meadow Park are on Gould Street, Aspin Lane and Old Mount Street.
Jon Matthews, 5plus director said: “We are really proud of the designs for Angel Meadow – they embody everything we believe in as a practice – new buildings in context, giving everything back to the street, re-invigorating whole areas.
“It is a landmark step for this historically significant part of the city.”
Hong Kong-listed FEC was selected by The Co-op and Manchester Place as development partner for the scheme in summer last year and it is the first project in Manchester for the international property developer. Last month FEC was announced as investor partner with Manchester City Council for the Northern Gateway project nearby, a large housing programme for Collyhurst and Lower Irk Valley.
The Angel Meadow project team includes HOW Planning and engineer WSP.
Subject to planning, building work is expected to begin by the end of the year with the first homes complete in 2019.
Cushman & Wakefield and JLL are the agents.