Logik Developments, chaired by former cricketer Andrew Flintoff, has lodged an application to build a 12-storey block containing 215,000 sq ft of offices and a 170,000 sq ft hotel on Baring Street in Manchester.
All Work and Social, the developer's serviced office arm, has rebranded as Department and confirmed that it will operate an initial four sites in Manchester in response to changing office demands post-Covid-19.
A joint venture between build-to-rent developer Packaged Living and investment manager Fiera Real Estate has lodged plans for 350 apartments on Heyrod Street in the Piccadilly East area of Manchester after buying the plot for £6m this year.
A joint venture led by developer and investor Scarborough International Properties has won planning permission for the final phase of development at Manchester’s New Islington and expects to start construction early next year.
The city council has included more than 60 priority projects in a huge pitch for Government funding, with council leader Sir Richard Leese calling on Whitehall to increase the budget that Boris Johnson set last week.
Nick Moss, director of Manchester-based practice Sixtwo Architects and RIBA presidency candidate, urged the industry to address failures in the design and build system creating an "impoverished built environment” and sidelining architects.