A consultation on the development framework for the 10.5-acre plot on the edge of Ancoats and New Islington has shown clear desire for a public park, but the council said it has no plans to incorporate one into its vision for the site.
Manchester’s grade two-listed Kendal Milne building on Deansgate, home to House of Fraser, is to be redeveloped into offices with some retail retained on the ground floor, under proposals from its South African owner.
The design firm has been appointed as the lead architect for a major redevelopment of the North Manchester General Hospital, being led by the local NHS trust and its delivery partners including Bruntwood.
The office is not dead but developers and investors must put their hands in their pockets to cleverly cater to changes in occupier demand and bring people back to the city centre, according to panellists at a Place North West event.
The city council said the proposals laid out in the Government’s planning white paper would further complicate the process of formulating local plans and present a “seismic negative challenge” in determining planning applications.
Billed as “one of most ambitious arts spaces in the world”, the 143,000 sq ft venue requires additional cash to complete, prompting Manchester City Council to hike the budget to £186m due to the “significant impacts of the coronavirus challenge”.