FEC submits triple tower application at Northern Gateway

Developer Far East Consortium has put in plans for a £185m residential development on the former Angelgate site at Manchester’s Dantzic Street.

The Victoria Riverside scheme, designed by HawkinsBrown, totals 634 homes across three towers, of 37, 26 and 18 storeys, linked by podiums.

The development includes 611 flats and 23 townhouses.

The scheme is the largest so far to come forward within the wider £1bn Northern Gateway masterplan, which is being delivered in a joint venture between FEC and Manchester City Council. The project could see 15,000 homes built to the north of the city centre over the next 20 years.

The Angelgate site was mired in controversy following the administration of its previous developer, Pinnacle, which collapsed in 2017 owing overseas investors £24m in deposits, for a 344-home project which had been planned at the plot. FEC bought the site at auction in 2018 for £5.2m.

FEC is bringing forward two other residential schemes nearby; at Addington Street in New Cross, and in Collyhurst.

Earlier this year, Manchester City Council announced it had secured £51.6m from the Government’s Housing Infrastructure Fund to help develop the first phase of more than 5,500 homes and remediate around 50 acres of land at Northern Gateway.

The wider masterplan for the 383-acre Northern Gateway was designed by architect Farrells.

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