Bumper planning agenda passed

Manchester City Council last night approved the development of 550 apartments, a hotel and 350,000 sq ft of offices at planning committee.

At the 20-acre NOMA site, the Co-operative Group and Hermes Real Estate were granted planning consent for 350,000 sq ft of offices split over two blocks. Two and Three Angel Square will be nine-storeys and 11-storeys high respectively. Both were designed by AHR Architects. Deloitte was the planner.

The committee members also approved the development of a 35-storey tower with 330 apartments for private rent at 10-12 Whitworth Street West by Brigantes, designed by 5plus Architects.

In the Northern Quarter, the planning authority gave approval for a 116-bed EasyHotel within the grade two-listed Bradley House. EasyHotel acquired the building in June. HOW Planning advised EasyHotel.

Kildareman Development Company’s proposed 13-storey tower made up of 119-apartments, two ground floor retail units and a gym was also granted permission. The scheme is bounded by Great Ancoats Street and will include a new public square. IDP Group is the architect.

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