FEC reveals design for New Cross homes

Developer Far East Consortium is consulting on its plans for 80 apartments at Addington Street in Manchester’s New Cross, designed by Hawkins\Brown.

The project is aimed at owner-occupiers and includes three-bedroom townhouses at street level. The scheme also has rooftop apartments which will have private, stepped terraces.

The site is bounded by Addington Street, Cross Keys Street, Marshall Street and Chadderton Street.

The development is designed around a shared central, landscaped courtyard which will provide amenity space for tenants, with seating and planting as well as cycle storage for each home.

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The site forms part of Manchester City Council’s New Cross Neighbourhood Development Framework. The plot is currently used as a surface car park.

Residents, site neighbours and local businesses can view the plans and provide feedback online by visiting the consultation website and commenting by Monday 24 June: www.addington-st-manchester.co.uk

FEC project director Hilary Brett said: “We have received many offers to sell the site for different uses however we have decided we wanted to bring forward the site ourselves aimed at the local, residential market in this thriving new neighbourhood. We want to introduce our proposals to the local community and genuinely welcome and value their feedback on our scheme.”

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Looks good.

Looking forward to what FEC and HawkinsBrown have in store for the old Angelgate site to kick off regeneration on Dantzic Street too.

By A view from Green Quarter

Looks good, but not sure how attractive town houses on a busy, congested and polluted ring road would be. I would have thought commercial would be better, especially to ensure the area remains mixed use.


Really like this, looks good. Roof top design is interesting.

By Bradford

The central residential boom is down to lack of nice suburbs in Manchester. If we had nice areas like in Leeds and Sheffield fewer people would want to live in these shoebox flats.

By Dan

Dan – Chorlton, Didsbury, Worsley, Monton, Prestwich, Whitefield, The Heatons, Cheadle Hulme, Bramhall, Hazel Grove……………?

Leeds and Sheffield are both villages, with vast areas of rural land and sheep farms. Depends what you’re into I suppose

By Anonymous

Dan, let’s be honest, that’s not true is it

By Anonymous

Dan, nice suburbs? Manchester is built on nice suburbs. Sheffield has one, Eccleshall Road (which is fabulous), Leeds has a couple in Roundhay and Chapel Allerton, neither are which are anywhere near as vibrant as Sale, Hale, Altrincham, Dibsbury, Bramhall etc. And you can only get to those in Leeds and Sheffield by car or bus. Leeds city centre is nicer than Manchester, and Sheffield is getting there. I think you have got it completely the wrong way round.

By Logenberry

Another bright red brick monstrosity

By Anonymous

I beg they make Ancoats a pedestrian & cycle zone only, there is going to be so many people on these narrow streets. My office is in the middle and I nearly get knocked down on a daily. Nice design through, some cool intricacies.

By skepta's cheese toastie

What’s the cladding?

By Andrew Cladding

Leeds has Moortown and Adel also Harewood which are all nice. I hate all those underpasses in Leeds.

By Elephant

Isn’t Leeds that little place near Bradford?

By Lenny1968

Another boring building im afraid to complement Manchester’s growing collection. For all the construction currently taking place our city is lacking buildings of character, very little about this building that I like

By Dave

Looking great – loving the stepped private terraces and Art Deco-y corner detail. Nice

By manc

No ground level commercial on a site surrounded by roads next to the Northern Quarter is a real planning cock up.

By Dr B

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