The Manchester property company has been granted planning permission for a new build extension at its Atherton House office-to-residential conversion.
Cert secured permission under permitted development rights to convert the office building into 48 apartments late in 2017, but has since reworked the proposals with architect Elevate, adding a two-storey rooftop extension that will include 18 duplex apartments.
The parking on the site, to the rear and in the undercroft, will be realigned, and will now have space for 46 vehicles, Cycle storage will remain the same, with a capacity of 60.
The scheme is being branded as Kinetic. The site sits at 88-92 Talbot Road, opposite the proposed University Academy 92 campus at the former Kellogg’s office – the academy is scheduled to open in September 2019 – with prominent neighbours including Alexander House and Oakland House. Consent was granted to London developer Ropetune, represented by Zerum, in late 2016 for a ten-storey, 90-apartment scheme at 86 Talbot Road.
Cert intends to launch its apartments to the market later this year to investors and owner-occupiers. The business has an application lodged to register the site on the Government’s Help to Buy scheme and hope to be able to offer this to potential purchasers on sales launch.
Howard Lord, managing director, said: “This is a fantastic location for young professionals who want to live in a high quality and unique property with lots of natural light, floor to ceiling windows, facilities and amenities right on the doorstep and an easy commute to the city centre.
“We expect that there will be a lot of take up quickly as owner-occupiers will be able to use the benefit of the Help to Buy Scheme.”
Paul Butler Associates advised on the planning application.