Cheshire Cheese homes recommended for consent

A residential development on the site of the Cheshire Cheese pub on Oldham Road is set to be approved by Manchester City Council, after the initial proposals were revised to reduce the height and number of apartments.

Architect AEW submitted a planning application in April for a mixed eight-and-nine storey building of 46 apartments, but this has now been altered to a maximum of seven storeys and 38 flats. The scheme is recommended for approval at Manchester City Council’s planning committee next week.

A brick-clad building, it will include a mix of one and two-bed apartments for private rent, as well as 13 car parking spaces for tenants at ground floor level over 3,500 sq ft, and cycle storage.

The developer for the scheme is Cheshire Cheese Assets, a special purpose vehicle set up by Prestwich-based developer Gita Frank, according to Companies House.

The Cheshire Cheese pub closed in 2005, but is still standing despite consent being granted for its demolition in 2004, while adjoining buildings at 32-38 Oldham Road were knocked down in 2007.

The site was purchased by the developer from the Homes & Communities Agency, now Homes England, following a competitive tender in 2015.

The professional team also includes WSP as transport consultant and Edgeplan as planner.

As part of a growing cluster of development in the area, the project sits opposite Balfour Beatty’s £65m private-rented scheme of 274 apartments, designed by Hodder + Partners.

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Wow, I don’t know how it does it, but Manchester certainly does keep lowering that bar.

By Loganberry

Dull beyond words! Developer is on a budget obviously!

By Steve

To be fair, the picture above is of the initial scheme, which has been substantially altered, as explained in the text.

By Edgeplan

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