Jersey Wharf Manchester Life p.planning docs

PRP designed the scheme. Credit: via planning documents

Go-ahead for next phase of New Islington regen 

Manchester Life, the joint venture between the city council and Abu Dhabi United, has been granted planning consent to redevelop a site off Jersey Street into 190 apartments. 

Designed by PRP Architects, Jersey Wharf will provide a mix of one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments across two eight-storey blocks. 

The scheme also features plans for 6,000 sq ft of ground floor commercial space. 

Manchester Life lodged plans for the scheme, located next to the Northern Group’s Flint Glass Works, last spring. 

Manchester City Council has approved planning permission for the New Islington project. 

The project team features Deloitte, Planit-IE, Buro Happold, Curtins, Mace, Hydrock, Counter Context, and Turner & Townsend. 

Jersey Wharf would be developed opposite another of Manchester Life’s pipeline developments, Eliza Yard. 

Plans for Eliza Yard, a 118-apartment scheme, were approved by Manchester City Council last year.   

Also nearby are Great Places’ Downley Drive, a 68-home scheme on the opposite side of the canal, and the Ancoats Mobility Hub. 

Nearby, Manchester Life has been granted permission to continue using a site on the corner of Poland Street and Naval Street as a car park for the next three years. 

According to planning documents, Manchester Life intends to redevelop the site, but not until 2025. 

Other Manchester Life developments in Ancoats and New Islington include Weavers Quay, Smith’s Yard, and Lampwick Quay. 

The company was set up following Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan’s acquisition of Manchester City FC in 2008 with the intention of regenerating areas of East Manchester.

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According to planning documents, Manchester Life intends to redevelop the site, but not until 2025. Does this refer to Naval Street? When does the Jersey Wharf scheme complete?

By Clarification

    Hi Clarification. Yes, the site in question is Naval Street. Jersey Wharf is likely a two-year build. Thanks, Dan

    By Dan Whelan

Great to see further development in New Islington.

By Anonymous

Just look at how much more appealing these flat look as long term homes with a large, useable balcony.

This should be the rule rather than the exception.

By Balcony watch

I’m so happy looking at these images 🙂

By Balcony warrior

Nice attractive design with inset balcony terraces, ideal for Mcr weather. PRP are a good local architecture practice. They also helped regen Toxteth st Openshaw masterplan.

By 3D bloke

@3D bloke. I agree. PRP though are a natural practice with a Manchester office. Their work is generally very good. These apartments look impressive, and I’ve not always been a fan of Manchester Life’s work!


I have to say, Manchester feels like it’s starting to improve on the design front. Still a long way to go though.

By Anonymous

Great work PRP!

By Anonymous

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