Burlington House completes

Town Centre Securities has handed over its first private-rented apartment scheme at Manchester’s Piccadilly Basin, designed by architect SimpsonHaugh and built by GMI Construction.

The 11-storey project was delivered in partnership with Highgrove Group and includes 91 one, two, and three-bed apartments.

TCS is now pushing ahead with its second PRS project at the site, Eider House. Designed by Carwright Pickard, this is set to include 128 flats over a mixed eight and 10-storey block. The project secured planning consent in 2017 and is due to get under way this year.

Elsewhere at Piccadilly Basin, GMI is also nearing completion on the four-star, 137-bedroom Dakota Deluxe Hotel, set to open its doors later this month. Evans Property Group is the developer and has a long leasehold on the site from TCS.

Edward Ziff, chairman and chief executive of TCS, said: “To be delivering our first ever PRS scheme represents an exciting time for TCS. Piccadilly Basin is a unique regeneration scheme with far-reaching development opportunities and is the natural home for a luxury apartment development of this nature.

“We will diversify our portfolio in response to market demand where we recognise opportunities, and are anticipating strong interest in this new venture.”

The project team on Burlington House also includes Civic Engineers, JLL, and Max Fordham.

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Both this and Dakota are lovely developments. Well done TCS! Looking forward to seeing what’s planned for the Hilton Street site in the coming years.

By Steve

This is a great building

By Mirza

Why do folk buy or rent a flat with or getting a view of another block of flats? Necessity? Desperation?

By James Yates

James – good point, and sadly the answer is largely that that is the only option in Manchester city centre. Measly bits of private “public realm” squeezed between overdeveloped plots.

Manchester needs (1) a new city centre public park and (2) a tall buildings policy. Its gloomy enough without constantly being in the shadow of yet another bland box!

As boxes go though, I must say this development is a pretty good design that responds well to a challenging site. Google “Elder House” for an example of the more typical grim fayre to come.

By Grimster

Yes James – Why can’t everyone have panoramic views of rolling countryside…

By Huey

My apartment overlooks other flats, shops and bars. I love it.

By NQ Resident

Living in the NQ I am half a mile, 7 minutes walk from public green space (Angel Meadows) which is much closer than most in the UK

By NQ Resident

James – I’m sitting in my house, not in city centre but the suburbs ….guess what I’ve got a view of other houses, not necessity nor desperation – just reality!

By Bo

What you expected to see out of a Torquay hotel bedroom window? Sydney Opera House, perhaps? The hanging gardens of Babylon? Herds of wildebeest sweeping majestically…

By B Fawlty

Angel Meadows is (literally) a graveyard.

By Grim

So is Parsonage Gardens and St Johns Gardens and parts of St. Peter’s Sq. what is your grim point?

By Grimred

Piccadilly gardens is associated more with The Living Dead.

By Elephant

Usual constructive contribution from Elephant

By Grimred

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