AEW Cheshire Cheese Apartments

Cheshire Cheese resi wins through

A plan for 38 apartments on the site of the Cheshire Cheese pub on Oldham Road has been approved by Manchester City Council’s planning committee.

Initial proposals for the site, for a mixed eight and nine-storey building of 46 apartments, had been revised downwards in height and volume of apartments prior to the application by architect AEW.

A brick-clad building, the development will include a mix of one and two-bed apartments for private rent, as well as 13 car parking spaces for tenants at ground floor level over 3,500 sq ft, and cycle storage.

The developer for the scheme is Northhold Group.

The Cheshire Cheese pub closed in 2005, but is still standing despite consent being granted for its demolition in 2004, while adjoining buildings at 32-38 Oldham Road were knocked down in 2007.

The site was purchased by the developer from the Homes & Communities Agency, now Homes England, following a competitive tender in 2015.

The professional team also includes WSP as transport consultant and Edgeplan as planner.

Steve Edgeller, planning director at Edgeplan, said at committee: “The site has been in the development process for a long time, going back to the time of the North West Development Agency in 2001 – the pub is in a severe state of disrepair, people are not even allowed in. The time has come to redevelop this site.”

As part of a growing cluster of development in the area, the project sits opposite Balfour Beatty’s £65m private-rented scheme of 274 apartments, designed by Hodder + Partners.

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