Apex Tower, designed by Leach Rhodes Walker, would provide 72 apartments on the corner of Albion Street and Great Bridgewater Street.
Arrowsmith Investment has launched a consultation on the 26-storey scheme, its maiden Manchester venture. The consultation runs until 8 December.
Apex Tower would be located close to Property Alliance Group’s Axis Tower and the proposed 35-storey Manchester Tower, being delivered by a joint venture between Featherfoot Whitworth Street and Altrincham-based EGCC Group.
Arrowsmith’s proposals also feature a second, seven-storey infill block between the Jury’s Inn Hotel and the Briton’s Protection pub on Great Bridgewater Street.
This will provide an additional four apartments and 2,700 sq ft of office space, which will become Arrowsmith’s new UK headquarters.
The scheme could also see public realm improvements delivered at the junction of Albion Street and Great Bridgewater Street.
Arrowsmith Investment is a property development company with a growing presence in the North West, with active schemes in Stockport, Salford and Trafford.
“Our vision is to deliver a scheme which supports the city’s growth by providing a much-needed sustainable and inclusive residential offer,” said Tony Connor, head of development and projects at Arrowsmith Investment.
“We take our responsibilities as a developer seriously. We have been working with our leading Manchester-based team to design a scheme which will complement the neighbouring buildings – including the much-loved Briton’s Protection – and enhance this part of the city for everyone.”
Christian Gilham, director at Leach Rhodes Walker, added: “Throughout the design process we’ve been focussed on designing an ambitious yet complementary scheme.
“The tower has been designed to sit comfortably within the cluster of tall buildings emerging in this part of the city centre. We have been very careful to retain and enhance the setting of the Briton’s Protection pub and have carved out the lower floors of the building so that the presence and prominence of the pub at pedestrian level will remain.”
Zerum is the planning consultant and Turley is advising on heritage.