Lovell plots next phase of Miles Platting

The housebuilder, owned by Morgan Sindall Group, has lodged plans for 22 homes in the Manchester suburb as part of a £235m private finance initiative to regenerate the area. 

The plot, known as Area 1 within the wider PFI masterplan, covers 1.1 acres and will house a mix of two-, three- and four-bedroom family homes available for outright sale. 

The site was previously occupied by houses and a pub that were demolished in 2011. Since then, the site has been vacant awaiting regeneration. 

Miles Platting is located on the edge of Manchester city centre, bounded by Collyhurst to the west, Newton Heath to the east and Ancoats to the south.

The PFI project, being delivered through the Renaissance Consortium, will eventually see up to 3,300 new or refurbished homes across 264 acres. 

The Renaissance Consortium is made up of Lovell as developer, Adactus Housing Association to manage the affordable housing, equity providers Morgan Sindall Investments, IIC and Adactus, and external funder Dexia. 

Lovell’s proposed scheme is being designed by PRP Architects. The proposed scheme “aims to continue the work that has already been undertaken in Miles Platting, and create a strong sense of place with distinct character areas and diversity through careful consideration of all aspects of the neighbourhood’s environment,” PRP said. 

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