One Park Place, Benjamin Property, p Cavendish

The site is located in one of Manchester's main growth areas. Credit: via Cavendish

Cheetham Hill tower proposals emerge 

Benjamin Property Company wants to redevelop a site off Park Place in Manchester into a 25-storey scheme comprising 154 apartments. 

A consultation on the Cheetham Hill development, known as One Park Place, is now live. A planning application is to be submitted before the end of the year. 

You can access the consultation via this link

According to Land Registry, Manchester-based developer Benjamin Property holds an option over the site, which is owned by T&M Property Developments, a company headed up by Tayyab and Mustafa Kamani. 

Designed by Hodder + Partners, the tower would offer 48 one-bedroom apartments and 108 with two bedrooms, as well as ground floor commercial units and a pocket courtyard. 

United Living has been selected as the main contractor for the project and Zerum is advising on planning. Land Studio, FutureServe, Roscoe make up the project team. 

The site is currently occupied by a single-storey commercial unit fronting Cheetham Hill Road and falls within the scope of the Great Ducie Street strategic regeneration framework. 

The area is a growth priority for Manchester City Council along with the nearby Strangeways area, which has come under the authority’s regeneration scope recently. 

Asim Ali, director of Benjamin Property Group, said: “We firmly believe that One Park Place will deliver high-quality homes and act as a catalyst for the neighbourhood’s rejuvenation, aligned to the area’s SRF and reflecting the city’s vision for growth.” 

“With the increasing demand for city-centre living in Manchester, as the city continues to thrive, we take pride in offering a development that will cater to this need.” 

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Awful and generic. This does nothing to address the heritage buildings or the history of the area.

By Andrew

Once again, no balconies. Why?

By Balcony watch

Big improvement from that tacky monstrosity in the background.

By Anonymous

Improvement from the golden clad building opposite, it will end up looking like New Islington with a mis-mash of architecture designs with no distinct identity.

By Anonymous

The whole of Cheetham Hill should be bulldozed and treated as part of the city centre. Develop it with skyscrapers, parks and the Metrolink. Please, please, please don’t just build rubbish, small, balcony less buildings like this bit by bit with no clear masterplan.


@Balcony Watch it’s because it’s cheaper to build without and welfare isn’t a consideration for the planning authority


A terribly designed scheme that will do nothing for the area.

By Heritage Action

The comment from Andrew has nothing to do with me Shahid/Asim, just wanted to make that clear. Cheers, Andy T

By Andy T

Dull as dishwater. Hope they get told to use their imaginations a bit more. If creativity isn’t viable then don’t build anything please.

By Anonymous

They should be looking at Leeds for inspiration on more medium sized developments in this area which includes brick.

By Anonymous

All development of CH should be put on hold until such time as there is a well thought out master plan for the area.

By mcleod

Really poor and insensitive proposal

By Byronic

Oh please, who wants a balcony in Cheetham Hill? Planning masterclass if you ask me! Approved ✅

By Verticality

@MC, extreme, but in inclined to agree.

By Tom

Great design. looks really good. Glad to see some ground floor commercial instead of a gym for residents use only. This should help with boosting footfall in the area, and help create an active street frontage.

Who wants to sit on a balcony in the rain????


I’d be embarassed if I’d designed this.

When are MCC Planning going to pull their finger out and start expecting better?

By Anonymous

“Who wants to sit on a balcony in the rain”. Not a problem really, since there is usually a balcony above which blocks the rain. At least, that’s what happened where I lived in the other cities in Europe which had both balconies and rain. Of course, they built proper balconies abroad, not the tiny, leaky wooden slats you often find here (the type which also spreads fires)

Hell, I was also allowed to have a gas BBQ on my balcony 18 floors up in a very wet part of Germany. Was fantastic. Even used that in the height of winter when it was snowing outside.


Another blinking box! What happened to the arch, the serliano window, the Juliet balcony, the spire, the dome, the art deco tower – or even originality? Are all these buildings designed by a faulty AI computer? Cheetham Hill Road deserves better. It’s already been cheapened by the destruction of its Victorian shop fronts.

By Tony Heyes

there’s no age limit on studying architecture…. be the change you want to see instead of just throwing words around in the comment section

By Anonymous

Exactly what that part of the city needs. Well done.

By Wayne

I agree with MC. CHR is a mess, there are a few nice buildings but skyscrapers along it,and amalgamating with the towers on Trinity Way, and New Victoria, will lift it from its current wholesale hell.

By Elephant

Seems to be a continuation of the sterile design in Green Quarter

By Anon

Hideous design. Looks like a textbook brutalist tower block right out of the 60’s.

By Anonymous

People like MC @12.00 commenting the whole of Cheetham Hill should be bulldozed is ridiculous and insensitive, and should understand Cheetham is a historical area bordered with run-down post-industrial areas like Strangeways and Broughton, and on the other side leafy suburban areas like Crumpsall and Prestwich. Cheetham was never considered part of Town anyway, and has a much better standing than Moss Side/Rusholme/Fallowfield which also border Town, but neither will get convenient Metrolink stops, perhaps one also considers whether these areas should be bulldozed with skyscrapers haha!

By Anonymous

I knew developments like this would start as soon as we saw the police move in to shut down the business there.this tower is just the tip of the ice burg

By northern Soul

White… why?

By MrP

25 storeys on a site close to the ring road is not enough. We demand more!

By Giant Skyscraper Fan

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