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The project features two new-build elements fronting Bradford Road. Credit: via planning documents

Decision looms for £58m Brunswick Place  

Dan Whelan

Earlier this month, a decision on Maryland Securities’ 277-home East Manchester scheme was deferred in order to allow time for a site visit. 

Now officers have recommended Manchester City Council’s planning committee approves the Brunswick Mill project next Thursday.

Approval is subject to the retesting of the scheme’s viability to determine whether a future affordable housing contribution can be secured. 

As it stands, no affordable homes are proposed within the £58m project. 

Designed by Hodder + Partners, Brunswick Place seeks to transform the historic mill and its surrounding area into 277 homes with 20,000 sq ft of commercial space.  

The existing mill buildings would house 150 apartments, while four- and seven-storey new-build elements would provide the remaining homes. 

The new-build element would feature townhouses and a small amount of commercial space to animate the corner of Beswick Street.  

Additionally, Maryland proposes the creation of a public path through the site connecting Bradford Road with the Ashton Canal towpath.    

The two-acre site provides an opportunity to link together New Islington and the Etihad Campus, continuing the regeneration of the Eastlands district, the developer said. 

Deloitte Real Estate is the planning consultant for the scheme. 

Brunswick Mill

Hodder + Partners is the scheme’s architect. Credit: via planning documents

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I doubt affordable housing would be viable

By Cal

Such a shame to see these characterless new build flats going up next door to the Mill, against the advice of Historic England. A decision we will regret.

By Levin

Why will we regret it Levin?

By Cal