Approval for first part of Views’ Levenshulme double
Manchester City Council has given the green light to a 39-apartment scheme on Stockport Road designed by Ollier Smurthwaite.
Views can now press ahead with delivering the £7m scheme, which will be constructed on a half-acre site at 788 Stockport Road.
As well as almost 40 one- and two-bedroom apartments, the scheme is to feature 5,500 sq ft of ground floor commercial space.
Patrick Sheridan, senior development manager at Views, said: “Gaining planning permission for 788 Stockport Road is a very significant step for us to bring this key, long-time vacant site back into use, providing much-needed new homes and high quality, attractive retail opportunities.
“We hope it will make a lasting, positive contribution to the wider local area, particularly along the busy Stockport Road corridor.”
On a neighbouring plot, Views is awaiting a determination on plans for an additional 30 apartments in a scheme also designed by Ollier Smurthwaite.
“This part of Levenshulme has so much potential with good housing stock, a rail station, a park and its proximity to the city centre,” said Matt Ollier, director at Ollier Smurthwaite Architects.
“It currently feels unloved with vacant sites and badly maintained buildings in need of some TLC. Our proposals draw on the area’s historic character to create a high-quality landmark building that will act as a catalyst for further regeneration in the area.”
If you want to learn more about the project, search for reference number 128698/FO/2020 on Manchester City Council’s planning portal.