Boultbee files details to kick off 79 Mosley Street

Developer Boultbee Brooks Real Estate has lodged additional applications to trigger the redevelopment of 79 Mosley Street in Manchester into an office-led mixed-use scheme, and expects to start refurbishment early next year.

Under plans approved by Manchester City Council in 2018, BBRE intends to transform the grade two-listed 77-79 Mosley Street and adjoining 14-16 Princess Street – known collectively as 79 Mosley Street – into a 27,000 sq ft scheme comprising office space with retail and leisure on the ground and basement floors.

Planning consent was granted subject to the developer submitting further information on parts of the scheme that were not detailed in the original application.

Planning consultancy Zerum has now filed a string of documents to the city council on behalf of BBRE to secure the necessary final approvals. The consultancy has also submitted a non-material application for minor, predominantly internal layout changes at the project.

BBRE aims to start on site in early 2020.

79 Mosley Street is a corner block in Manchester City Centre located between Manchester Art Gallery and 2 St Peter’s Square, the latter of which has been redeveloped into 10 floors of offices.

BBRE’s scheme will see the facades onto Mosley Street, Princess Street and Back George Street retained and fully restored, while the internal floors will be  rebuilt from the basement up to a zinc-clad single-storey mansard roof extension.

There will be four floors of office accommodation totalling 19,021 sq ft, together with 5,049 sq ft of retail and leisure space, and 2,800 sq fit of flexible office-leisure space on the ground floor.

BBRE purchased 67-75 Mosley Street and Castlefield Chapel for £16m in 2015. The developer has been contacted for comment.

OBI Property is acting as office agents on the scheme.


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