Collyhurst South
Buttress Architects designed the scheme

FEC keeps up Collyhurst momentum

Dan Whelan

The developer is seeking feedback on its proposals for Collyhurst South, the second part of its redevelopment of the North Manchester neighbourhood, after submitting plans for the 244-home Collyhurst Village last month. 

Far East Consortium and its joint venture partner Manchester City Council want to build 30 council-owned homes on a vacant plot off Winscombe Drive, part of its £4bn Northern Gateway masterplan. 

The proposals, designed by Buttress Architects,  feature a mix of low carbon homes that includes 14 three-bedroom houses, four three-bedroom apartments, and 12 two-bedroom apartments. 

Bike storage, electric vehicle charging points and 20 new trees also feature under FEC’s plan for Colyhurst South. 

The consultation on the plans runs until 1 April. 

Further north, FEC’s plans for Collyhurst Village are with Manchester City Council. The project features a mix of house types, a three-acre park, and 2,000 sq ft of commercial space.

 

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The homes are to be made available on affordable tenures

Collyhurst Village and Collyhurst South are two of the seven zones that make up the Northern Gateway masterplan, which aims to deliver 15,000 homes across 383-acres north of Victoria train station over the next 15 years. over the next 15 years.  

Victoria Hunter, development manager at FEC, said: “From the outset, our ambition has been to celebrate and champion the community in Collyhurst, improving facilities and connectivity to the city centre as part of wider regeneration across the north of the city.  

“These plans, which will be further shaped and informed by local residents, are a critical first step. Combined with the designs submitted for Collyhurst Village, we hope to add to a vibrant and inclusive neighbourhood that supports local people for generations to come.” 

Cllr Suzanne Richards, Manchester City Council’s executive member for housing and regeneration, said: “It’s important that we keep up the momentum for our plans for Collyhurst and I’m pleased to be able to invite residents to the next phase of consultation.

“Once again, these proposals have been developed following earlier engagement with local people, and this insight has been invaluable. This is an opportunity for local residents to see what we have done with their ideas and have their say again before we develop final proposals for a planning submission.”

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No balconies on that apartment block. Why?

Why do we see developers scrimping on providing this most basic amenity time and again? Why don’t MCC’s planners clamp down on it?

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Agree with balcony watch…should be considered as basic as a bathroom.

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