One City Road Concept

Marshall details latest First Street proposal

The developer has opened a digital consultation showing its emerging plan for One City Road in Manchester, a key site within the First Street development framework that is expected to offer 370,000 sq ft of office space.

Marshall CDP’s proposed scheme outlines two buildings of 11 and 14 storeys, which would both contain office space under a redevelopment of the gateway site that currently houses a 1980s office building. The scheme has been designed by Jon Matthews Architects.

The One City Road site itself was one of three sites that were added to Manchester City Council’s First Street development framework in July, together providing scope for more than 1m sq ft of commercial space, including an office tower at Little Peter Street.

The site, which Marshall owns, could be redeveloped to include an area of public realm connecting Little Peter Street and Tony Wilson Place, under the council’s plans. 

Marshall’s scheme has been designed within the guidance of the First Street framework. Planit-IE is the landscape architect and Deloitte Real Estate is leading on planning consultancy.

Simon Marshall, managing director of Marshall CDP, said: “Our proposals present an opportunity to deliver high-quality office accommodation in a sustainable, thriving and eclectic neighbourhood.

“We have selected a project team that understands the wider First Street [framework] and who has worked on the scheme previously. They understand the context of the One City Road site in relation to the wider scheme and our aim to create an attractive environment that complements the surrounding neighbours.”

He added: “We are presenting plans digitally and hope to gain some interesting insight and thoughts from the public. We welcome all suggestions and look forward to seeing the responses.”

The consultation is now line online and will remain accessible until Monday 31 August as the developer looks to gather feedback ahead of submitting a planning application.

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