LW Group hatches plans for Store Street resi

The developer is working with 5plus Architects on proposals for a 15-storey scheme close to Property Alliance Group’s Oxygen Tower in Manchester, after a previous planning consent secured by Westward Estates Developments lapsed. 

The project, which is in the early stages of planning, would feature a black and gold coloured façade and a mix of one-, two- and three-bedroom properties, although the number of apartments is yet to be confirmed.

The development would also boast basement amenity space, including a 2,000 sq ft pool, a sauna, jacuzzi and steam room.

In addition, the first floor would feature office space and a courtyard with views of the grade two-listed Store Street Aquaduct.

LW Group is owned by Faizal Atcha, who is leading the development having bought the site from a private vendor. 

Speaking to Place North WestAtcha said the scheme would provide a “high-end, boutique-style experience” for residents.

Atcha has partnered with Jeremy Knight, former managing director of property investment firm Knight Knox International, and Graham Ata, director of Noble Design & Build, on the project. 

Two previous applications for apartment blocks on the site were approved but not taken forward.

In 2006, developer Welbeck Land won approval for a nine-storey building comprising 16 apartments, but the project failed to progress due to the impact of the economic downturn after 2008. 

More recently, Westward Estates Developments secured permission from Manchester City Council for a 13-storey development featuring 34 apartments in 2016. Planning consent for that BDP-designed scheme has since lapsed. 

LW Group, a conglomerate of companies specialising in franchising, textiles, property development and asset management, expects to submit a planning application for the project in the summer. 

Zerum is the planning consultant. 

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All the best with this exciting project LW Group!

By Sol

Another example of how less is more always works.

By Elephant

Im looking at that photo and can’t believe what that building space I walk past every day to work is going to become! Wish you the best of luck in your ventures mate!

By Harry Underwood

Is that gold I’m seeing? Talk about bling looks superb to me, better then Oxygen down the road that looks like a building dating back to the 70s

By Harry

The design shown in the picture is not what is currently proposed. Initial visuals of the new design are horrendous. I’m hoping 5Plus can convince the owner that black and gold is not a good choice and we are not in Dubai!
It will by no means finish Store Street off, there is plenty more development to come on vacant sites and that little thing you may of heard of called HS2.

By Steve

If the outer layer was wood I think this could be really nice. If it goes down some cheap plastic-esque panels then it will end up being ugly.

Overall, I would like to see more high quality design and materials in use in the Manchester and Liverpool buildings. Otherwise we could be left with equivalents of the 60s tower blocks!

By Chris

How fitting .

By Anonymous

The BDP scheme looks great, lets see what the 5plus version looks like….


It’s not horrendous but I would have thought, with everything going on, that any developer would look to not use cladding. I certainly wouldn’t buy in an impacted block ever again!

By Observer

Where can we see new visuals? it’s not even in planning yet? BDP concept looks very good, let’s hope 5plus do a great job, I’m kinda liking the gold and black marble idea someone mentioned, a bit like the Dakota hotel across the road, classic!

By Jack

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