A lively Manchester planning committee is expected next week, as two large and controversial proposals appear on the agenda, with recommendations to approve despite ward councillor objections; CEG's High Street development, and Central Retail Park's temporary future as a 440-space car park.
The final version of a masterplan outlining the potential for 124,000 sq ft of offices, retail and hotels, as well as 150 apartments around Knott Mill in Manchester, is set to be approved by the city council next week.
The Mayfield Partnership has put forward the first phase of its £1.4bn masterplan next to Manchester’s Piccadilly station, featuring a 70,000 sq ft office and the city’s first public park for more than a century [GALLERY].
The joint venture behind Manchester’s Great Northern Warehouse has submitted an application to make tweaks to the first phase of the scheme, which received approval in March 2018 and is still awaiting a start on site.
While designs for the First Street gateway site are still "in the early stages", the scheme is expected to be "significantly bigger" than what was previously planned, potentially reaching up to 40 storeys.