Manchester to approve skyscrapers, hotel, and more at massive planning meeting
The city council is set to greenlight every single item on its agenda next Thursday, which features 750,000 sq ft of offices, 1,800 student beds, 800 apartments, a £50m community village, a 154-bedroom hotel, and a Lidl supermarket.
Great Ancoats Street Motto hotel
Application number: 135662/FO/2022
Dean Street Developments, Definition Capital, and Assured CMS have joined up to lodge proposals for a 154-bedroom hotel off Great Ancoats Street.
Architect SimpsonHaugh designed the scheme, which would deliver a 20-storey venue to be operated under the Hilton Motto brand.
Deloitte is the scheme’s planning consultant. Also on the project team are transport consultant Curtins and landscape architect Re:form.
NQ1 – Tariff Street
Application number: 135675/FO/2022
Proposals submitted by Axis Real Estate and Marco Living would see the surface car park between Tariff Street and Port Street converted to deliver 267 homes.
Architect Leach Rhodes Walker designed the scheme, which would create two residential blocks ranging from nine to 12 storeys.
The project would feature a mix of one-, two-, and three-bedroom apartments.
Avison Young is the planning consultant. TPM Landscape is the landscape architect.
Application number: 133324/FO/2022
Kamani Property Group and Capital&Centric have joined forces to submit £50m plans to transform the former Ancoats Works into a community village, featuring 193 homes across four buildings.
Designed by Architect BDP, the scheme would deliver 183 apartments, as well as 10 duplex apartments.
A 3,000 sq ft flexible community space is also proposed.
Currently a vacant storage depot, the project would retain Ancoats Works’ historic façade. All other buildings on site would be demolished.
One Medlock Street
Application number: 135419/FO/2022
Development partners Dominvs Group and Whitbread are proposing to demolish the existing Premier Inn at One Medlock Street to deliver a 13-storey office block, as well as a separate 37-storey student accommodation building.
The office block would offer 392,800 sq ft of employment space, while the apartment building would create 1,014 bedrooms and more than 3,000 sq ft of retail and leisure space.
Jon Matthews Architects designed the project. Also on the project team are landscape architect Planit-IE, planning consultant Turley, environmental consultant Vectos, and project manager Cumming Group.
House of Social – First Street
Application number: 136170/FO/2023
Vita Group’s plans for the first House of Social would see a 14-storey building featuring 576 student bedrooms.
Designed by Tim Groom Architects, the scheme would also see the creation of a 14,000 sq ft food hall on the ground floor with a central bar and five independent kitchens.
Of the 576 bedrooms, 86 would be affordable.
Deloitte is the planning consultant for the scheme. Planit-IE is the landscape architect. Vectos is the transport consultant.
Albert Bridge House
Application number: 135834/FO/2022
The 18-storey brutalist building off Bridge Street would be demolished under Oval Real Estate’s plans to make way for a 19-storey Grade A office building, as well as a 45-storey residential building.
Designed by architect Studio Egret West, the apartment block would feature 367 homes. The office building would offer 350,000 sq ft of floor space.
Proposals also include more than 1.2 acres of outdoor amenity space and both buildings would provide ground-floor retail space.
The project team includes planning consultant Avison Young, transport consultant Curtins, and landscape architect Urban Green.
Mauldeth Road West Lidl
Application number: 135647/FO/2022
Discount retailer Lidl is eyeing the Chorlton site to deliver a 22,000 sq ft supermarket.
The shop would provide a 14,000 internal sales area, featuring an in-store bakery.
The proposed store would be Lidl’s first in Chorlton. The closest branch to this area currently is on Chester Road in Old Trafford.
This application was deferred at a planning committee meeting in March, with members minded to refuse the proposal with concerns expressed related to highway safety and traffic management.
Updated plans include the installation of speed bumps, speed indicator devices, and a pedestrian guard rail. Officers are now minded to approve the application.
The project team includes planning consultant Rapleys, architect Space, transport consultant SCP, and landscape architect FDA.
Bignor Street Park school
Application number: 135936/FO/2023
Known as Olive School, plans for the Cheetham Hill site off Heywood Street would create a 420-pupil school.
Bowker Sadler Architecture designed the scheme, which would deliver the two-form entry primary school, adjoining car park, and multi-use games area on the northern section of the three-acre area of green space.
The southern half of the site, currently occupied by a cricket pitch, would feature a sports pitch and community batting nets.
Conlon Construction is in line to build the primary school. Avison Young is the scheme’s planning consultant.
Application number: 135576/FO/2022
Tiger Developments is proposing to build a part three-, part six-storey purpose-built student accommodation to provide 172 bedrooms.
The existing Carmoor Road Garage and Ciara’s Tots day nursery on site would be demolished under the plans designed by Lechler Hayes Architects.
If approved, Tiger’s development would link to the existing student development, Brook Hall, which fronts Upper Brook Street.
Maddox Planning is the scheme’s planning consultant. TPM Landscape is the landscape architect. Vectos is the transport consultant.