The owner of a site to the south of Manchester city centre has confirmed that demolition is soon to start, to make way for a 35-storey residential tower which was granted planning permission last year.
Inhabit, a new private rented sector provider, is in the process of erecting scaffolding around the warehouse at 10-12 Whitworth Street. The plot is opposite Deansgate Locks and next to the City Road Inn pub, which is being retained.
Manchester City Council approved the scheme proposed by Brigantes and Duvet Property Management in November 2015, which is made up of 330 apartments, with a bar, library, gym and rooftop garden.
The tower was designed by 5plus Architects.
The site is now owned by Inhabit, who said that it would develop and operate the building on completion.
Inhabit launched its PRS brand earlier this year, targeting schemes in seven UK cities to deliver a pipeline of 3,500 homes. Other projects include Heap’s Rice Mill in Liverpool, which it acquired from Elliot Group.
Inhabit told Place North West it was starting with demolition, although could not comment further on the construction schedule. It also confirmed that it would build the tower as approved.