Forshaw Land & Property and architect SimpsonHaugh are to hold a public session tomorrow at the Ibis Budget hotel for a proposed 23-storey, 158-apartment building.
The site sits between Adair Street and where Chapeltown Street and Longacre Street join the Great Ancoats Street inner ring road, roughly opposite the hotel, and is currently occupied by low-rise industrial buildings.
Tomorrow’s session runs from 3pm until 7.30. The consultation exercise as a whole will run until 22 November.
Turley is advising the developer on the project, for which a consultation website has been set up. Forshaw said that it intends to deliver a blend of one, tow and three-bedroom apartments at the development, which will have “an initial two-storey base” to accommodate ground floor retail. The website also states that the scheme will include attractive outdoor roof space.
The site sits within the Portugal Street East strategic regeneration framework area, which Manchester City Council consulted on in summer 2017.
The headline summary for this particular SRF, one of several advanced or refreshed by Manchester over the last two years, are that projects should develop a sense of place through bold, distinctive proposals that include significant investment in public realm; should include a sustainable use of mixes; that the skyline should be enhanced by landmark developments; and that a sense of community should be contributed to.
Other projects coming forward in the area include a two-tower development by Olympian Homes and Aecom Capital, which comprises around 340 apartments.