Focus on lettings as Kampus nears finish

Rochelle Silverstein, formerly of Allied London, has been appointed head of commercial to drive retail and leisure lettings at the £250m Kampus.

Silverstein spent five years as associate director of retail and leisure at Allied London, where she worked on Spinningfields, London Road Fire Station and St John’s.

A joint venture between Henry Boot Developments and Capital & Centric, the Kampus development on Aytoun Street, Manchester, is under construction with doors due to open in summer 2020.

Kampus will feature over 500 apartments with 45,000 sq ft for independent bars, restaurants, cafes, wellness and shops across five buildings.

Minto And Turner

Listed warehouses Minto & Turner include ground floor retail space

Kampus is the redevelopment of a former Manchester Metropolitan University site into a new neighbourhood with 533 apartments, two gardens, bars, restaurants and shops. The scheme was designed by Mecanoo, with Chapman Taylor progressing with the project as delivery architect, and Exterior Architecture advising as landscape architect. Mount Anvil is the contractor.

There are a mix of building being refurbished or constructed.

Minto & Turner and Minshull House, two grade two-listed Victorian shipping warehouses are being converted into loft-style apartments with commercial uses on the ground floor, with access onto Little David Street.

Also being developed is The Stack, a former Manchester Met tower which is being converted into 123 apartments. Alongside the buildings being restored are two new-build towers, North and South block. Each are 15 storeys, and total 352 apartments. There are also 10 Dutch houses being built along the roof.

Silverstein said: “Kampus is a standout development for Manchester. It’s diverse, has so much character and an amazing location. We’ve got a rare opportunity to build a bustling and inclusive community right in the heart of the city – with proper gardens and well thought out public spaces.

“My passion lies in working with creative and independent hospitality and retail operators so Kampus is a natural fit for me. We’re working with the best operators in the market to create something eclectic and authentic that adds to the vibrancy of the area. I can’t wait to bring it to life.”

Kampus Terrace

Units with terraces are set to be let on the ground floor of The Stack

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I agree with Cllr Wheeler but I would only make them available to Mancunians who currently live in a septic tank, get up half an hour before they go to bed and have hand fulls of hot gravel for breakfast.

By Monty

Thankyou Cllr Wheeler for that inspired, educated response showing your grasp of the economics of housebuilding and your understanding of the free movement of people across counties in England. Better start building that wall….

By Joe

Please could you define Mancunian to me cllr Wheeler? I moved here 6 years ago, do you class me as Mancunian yet? What about people who have decided to make Manchester their home in the last year, are they Mancunian? What about people looking to move to Manchester as it is a great city, are you going to pull the draw bridge up and tell them they are not welcome?

By Bob

Congratulations to the developers of this scheme for their vision and endeavour. I look forward to is completion. I think it will be a great addition to the city and a great template for similar sites going forward. As for the facile comment from Cllr Wheeler, he makes me ashamed to be a Mancunian. He seems cut from the same cloth as those from the Brexit Party: anti outsider and full of entitlement due to birthright.

By Nicola Nolan

Cllr Wheeler. What is a “Mancunian” ? I consider myself one, as I spent the first 20 years of my life there, but I haven’t lived in Manchester for 25 years (currently living in New York), although I visit every month for the footy / family. I also consider new arrivals who’ve decided to make Manchester their home in this lovely cosmopolitan city as Mancunians. Would love to hear what you define a mancunian as ! We all know that these home WON’T be cheap and anyway they are available on a rental basis only.

By Bob

I think you’ll find that the Cllr Wheeler above is an impostor satirising the alleged views of said councillor. However they don’t seem to be far off the mark. You can see the noble councillor in action on the council’s webcasts of planning meetings. I think he’d probably hate the Brexiteer comparison but would also no doubt fail to see the ways in which he is comparable.

By Howard

These places won’t be cheap. A flat is on the market on Canal street for over a million pounds. Who exactly do we want in our city centre? I don’t mind keyworkers having these places, i.e Nurses, Firemen, paramedics etc but I am not sure why some people think that every development should make social housing provision. I can’t afford to live in the centre realistically now and I accept that and live where I can afford. This Mancunian only comment is pathetic. I would like this city to attract ambitious, successful people and I really couldn’t care less where they were born.

By Elephant

Rochelle is a fantastic operator and hard working. She’s perfect for the role at Kampus. I wish her well!

By Chris Reay

I don’t think Cllr Wheeler really posted that comment I think someone is pulling our legs however it is not far off the views of many on the very far left who would like only social housing to be built but they are as bad as the far right who don’t want any social housing built.

Anyway the KAMPUS scheme looks great and will I am sure be enjoyed by born and bred Mancunians, adopted Mancunians and visitors to our city.

By Lenny1968

Hi commenters – I’d just like to bring your attention to our comments policy, which specifies ‘don’t impersonate someone else’. Cllr Wheeler’s comment has been deleted, as indeed it wasn’t from him, and any further abuse of the comments section will see the comments blocked. Thanks, Jessica (editor)

By Jessica Middleton-Pugh

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