After holding a public consultation this summer, the developer has submitted plans for an 80-home scheme at Manchester’s Addington Street, designed by architect Hawkins\Brown.
FEC is proposing to build a red brick-clad mixed six-and-nine storey block on a site within New Cross, bordered by Cross Keys Street, Marshall Street, Chadderton Street, and Addington Street; this is currently used as a surface car park.
The homes are primarily apartments but there will also be townhouses at ground floor level facing Addington Street. The apartment block tops out at nine storeys and gradually steps down to six at its lowest point, and features roof gardens and terraces on the upper floors.
Apartments will be aimed at owner-occupiers rather than the private-rented market.
The development is designed around a shared central, landscaped courtyard which will provide amenity space for tenants, with seating and planting as well as cycle storage for each home.
FEC is the development partner for the wider £1bn Northern Gateway; New Cross forms part of this masterplan but has its own strategic regeneration framework, which will not be changed as the Northern Gateway plans progress.
The professional team also includes planner Avison Young; structural consultant Civic Engineers; landscape architect Exterior Architecture; cost consultant Turner & Townsend; GIA; Cundall; and Omega Fire.