Tariff St Marco Living exterior view p planning consultation docs

Leach Rhodes Walker is leading on design. Credit: via planning documents

JV submits plans for 267-home Manchester scheme 

A plot between Tariff Street and Port Street is to be redeveloped into an apartment complex under proposals submitted by Axis Real Estate and Marco Living. 

The joint venture consulted on the 267-home project earlier this year and has now sent an application for the development to Manchester City Council. 

Designed by Leach Rhodes Walker, Axis-RE and Marco Living’s development comprises two blocks of 11 and 12 storeys on a site currently being used as a surface car park. 

The larger of the two blocks would comprise a mix of 211 one-, two-, and three-bedroom flats. The smaller block would house the remaining 56 apartments. 

The development would be constructed next to the site of Affinity Living’s approved 33-storey Port Street build-to-rent scheme. 

Subject to planning consent, the project could start on site in autumn 2023. The first homes could complete in autumn 2024, the developers said. 

Avison Young is advising Axis and Marco on planning. 

In 2019, Salboy, working with 5Plus Architects, drew up plans for a 200-home scheme on the same site but a planning application was not submitted. 

Tariff Street Axis RE Marco Living p.planning docs

The development (edged red) would be located next to Affinity’s 33-storey tower. Credit: via planning documents

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Great looking development . looks totally in keeping with the area.

By Andrew Macpherson

Yet another application with the developer pleading the scheme is only marginally profitable, and therefore the affordable housing requirement can be ignored. The full Viability Assessment is up on the Planning Portal with figures, rather than the more usual edited summary. Fairly generic development and flat, cleared site.

By Rotringer


By Chris P

As long as the developer contributes to the pot for some affordable housing in Miles Platting, Gorton etc I see no issue. City Centre living is something to aspire to not for housing be handed on a plate.

By Grande State

void of any interesting architectural detail given the clearly distinctive character of buildings in its immediate surroundings; these sorts of developments don’t really age well, but i guess we can’t demand much after all this is Manchester not London, Paris, Amsterdam or Copenhagen.

By Anonymous

Fabulous. Those surface-level car parks will not be missed.

By Tom

Excellent. Get it built

By Ray Von

someone has had the value engineering pen out already!

By Urban

The flat iron shaped site in front of this on Port Street would make a great small park

By Bradford

The brick cladding looks good but the lack of ornamentation on the roof area really is poor. It doesn’t take much to make it more architecturally interesting and in keeping with the area.

By Dr B

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