Green light for first Manchester city centre school in 20 years
Renaker has been granted approval to build a 236-pupil primary school on Crown Street as part of its Great Jackson Street masterplan.
Outline approval for the school was granted in August 2020 and now Manchester City Council has given the developer full consent for the scheme.
The primary school will be the first constructed within Manchester’s inner ring road in almost two decades.
The two skyscraper schemes offer no affordable housing. As well as the school, Renaker has also contributed several million pounds towards public realm improvements.
Deloitte is the planning consultant for the Crown Street primary school, which will sit between Renaker’s Elizabeth Tower and The Blade.
SimpsonHaugh provided concept designs for the school and Arkilab provided detailed designs. It will have three storeys and be 15.3 metres high. It will boast a gross internal area of 19,350 sq ft, with a rooftop play area.
Construction on the school could begin this August, with an anticipated completion date set for June 2024.
The project team for the scheme includes WSP, Element Sustainability, MEP Design, Hoare Lea, Fisher Acoustics and Vectos. DP Squared is the structural engineer. Chris Burnett Associates, Ensafe and GIA have also worked on the project.
Looking to learn more about the school? The application’s reference number with Manchester City Council is 133516/MO/2022.