The development has been scaled back by 20 apartments since it was first publicised. Credit: via planning documents

Dandara tables Didsbury BtR proposal 

Designed by Hodder + Partners, the 75-apartment Blackbird Yard would be constructed on part of the Tesco car park in Parrs Wood. 

Dandara Living held a consultation on its Didsbury proposals last November. At that time, the developer’s vision was for a seven-storey building with 95 build-to-rent apartments. 

However, an application lodged with Manchester City Council this week seeks consent for a scaled-back project: 75 apartments within a six-storey building. 

Blackbird Yard will feature 25 one-bedroom apartments, 40 with two bedrooms and 10 three-bedroom flats. Dandara has committed to providing a 20% provision of affordable homes. 

According to Dandara, multiple studies have confirmed that the 332-space car park at the Parrs Wood Tesco superstore only has a maximum of 211 cars at its busiest times. 

The proposed development would result in the loss of 71 of those spaces, leaving the Tesco car park with 261. 

Deloitte is the planning consultant for the project and is the landscape architect. 

Elsewhere in Manchester, Dandara completed the 1,000 home Chapel Wharf in Salford in December 2020. 

German investor ECE had acquired the scheme, along with two others in Birmingham and Leeds earlier that year. 

Hodder + Partners is the architect. Credit: via planning documents

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Great place to live sandwiched in-between Kingsway and Tesco with Metrolink at the side.

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Nasty looking scheme. Looks 30 years out of date.

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