Forshaw tower at River Street approved
The construction of a stalled 42-storey residential building next to Mancunian Way by Forshaw Land & Property has been granted planning consent.
Chelmer Developments, on behalf of Dastur Trading, gained planning permission for 600 serviced apartments on the plot between River Street and Garwood Street in Manchester in January 2013. The tower was designed by Ian Simpson Architects, now SimpsonHaugh & Partners.
Construction of the scheme never began because of funding issues.
A planning application changing the internal configuration of the tower was submitted to Manchester City Council by new owner Forshaw in September, advised by SimpsonHaugh and Turley.
The proposal reduces the number of apartments from 600 to 420 and makes some minor alterations to the external design. The flats are aimed at the private rented sector market.
The tower will include 19 three-bedroom, 269 two-bedroom, and 142 one-bedroom apartments, alongside leisure facilities, a restaurant and café.
The plot is currently occupied by a concrete frame for an unfinished residential block which was abandoned in 2005 when the developer went into liquidation.
Preparatory work for the demolition of the frame has already started on site.