Victoria Park probation centre Britannia p.consultation

A planning application is due to be submitted soon. Credit: via consultation

Housing vision for Manchester probation centre 

Britannia Group wants to build 67 homes on the site of Victoria Park Probation Centre off Laindon Road in Longsight. 

The proposals, which are the subject of a public consultation, feature 33 apartments and 34 houses.  

A total of 11 of the homes would be affordable, in line with Manchester City Council’s 20% affordable housing. 

Located on the corner of Laindon Road and Daisy Bank Road, the site is currently occupied by a probation centre. 

The existing buildings on the site would be demolished to make way for the development. 

A planning application is due to be submitted this autumn. Work could start on the Ollier Smurthwaite-designed scheme in spring 2023, subject to planning approval. 

Avison Young is the planning consultant for the project. 

Elsewhere, Britannia Group won approval in 2020 to redevelop the Tatton Arms pub in Northenden into 28 apartments. 

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These houses look well designed is this the same Britannia group as in the Britannia hotels?

By Anonymous

This area is a hidden gem. It is a pity MCC don’t realise it.

By Elephant

Along with adjoining Levenshulme, this area really does have a lot of potential and regeneration can’t come soon enough, luckily the cogs have already started turning and people are voluntarily started to move here!
It still feels strange though given it’s always been known as a hole and is still very rough round the edges.

By Anonymous

It will definitely be marketed as Victoria Park and not Longsight!

By Tom

Tom , yes like Withington became West Didsbury, or maybe they’ll come up with a new nonsense name, New Islington instead of Ancoats or New Castlefield instead of Hulme

By Dan

The original building on this site was Stafford house a 19th century mansion which stood until 1950s and was most definitely within the then boundary of Victoria Park (only altered by MCC in 1972). The toll gates at this end were at the junction of Daisy Bank Road and Plymouth Grove so better case for marketing as Victoria Park than the other re brands I think.

By Anonymous

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