Developer Gustav Bonnier and architect Calderpeel have put forward proposals to replace a series of retail and leisure units along Palatine Road with 16 apartments and a ground-floor restaurant.
The proposals are for a plot of land including Grants Bar and other commercial units, next to the Jai Kathmandu restaurant. There are also a number of apartments above each of the units.
The developer is looking to clear the site to make way for a four-storey residential-led mixed-use development, with a 2,500 sq ft leisure or restaurant unit facing Palatine Road at ground floor level. The proposed building will be clad in a mix of grey-buff brick and a darker cladding around the upper floors.
Each of the 16 apartments will have its own car parking space to the rear of the proposed building, while the four apartments on the third floor are set back to provide space for a roof terrace. Each of the apartments are two-beds.
The ground floor unit is being proposed for retail, café, or restaurant space with a terrace-style public realm being proposed.
Under Manchester City Council planning policy, the developer would normally have to designate three of the units as affordable, but an affordable housing statement filed with the planning application argued a commuted sum be paid instead, with a housing association “highly unlikely” to be interested in purchasing or managing the units.