Axis resi to get sign-off

Plans for a 28-storey residential tower in Manchester city centre are expected to be approved next week.

Property Alliance Group and joint venture partner Development Securities submitted proposals for the scheme in August, to replace earlier plans for a 75,000 sq ft office block.

Manchester City Council will meet to consider the development at its planning committee meeting on Thursday 13 November.

The Axis plot is off Albion Street next to Deansgate Locks, opposite Ask Development's First Street scheme.

Designed by 5plus Architects, the residential tower will provide 172 one-, two- and three- bedroom luxury apartments. The 28th floor will be divided into two penthouses.

JLL is the residential agent. The scheme is expected to complete by autumn 2016.

Livingcity provided service charge and management advice.

Work initially began on the proposed 18-storey office building in 2007 with completion scheduled for 2009 before activity stalled.

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This is one ugly tower. Not sure how this one made it through planning without major changes. I hope we don’t live to regret this one.

By Axis of evil

Looks good can’t wait till it’s built.

By Jim

This looks marvelous and is much needed in Manchester. I am looking forward to seeing it completed and am going to buy a flat there!

By Sid from up North

There are much better investments out there in developments that don’t look half as ugly as this.

By Axis of evil

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