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The educational facility will be demolished. Credit: Google Earth

Green light for 224-home Northenden project 

Dan Whelan

One of The Manchester College’s campuses is to be redeveloped by housebuilder Miller Homes following approval by the city council’s planning committee for a residential development on the 18-acre site. 

LTE, the college’s operator, is offloading several sites within its disparate portfolio to developers as part of an estates revamp. 

Sites in Spinningfields and Moston have already been sold to HBD and housing association One Manchester respectively. Additional campuses in West Didsbury, Ardwick, and Sackville Street in Manchester city centre are also set to be sold. 

In Northenden, Miller Homes is to demolish the college building and construct 244 houses. 

The Sale Road scheme will feature 23 two-bedroom homes, 132 with three bedrooms and 69 with four. A total of 55 properties would be designated as affordable. 

Construction will start once students are relocated in 2022. 

Calderpeel and STEN Architecture designed the scheme and Pegasus is the planning consultant. 

As well as disposing of various sites, the key part of LTE’s estates strategy is the construction of a £93m city centre campus on the former Boddington’s Brewery site on Great Ducie Street in Manchester city centre.  

The first phase of this project, being delivered by Willmott Dixon Construction, is nearing completion.   

The 290,000 sq ft campus will accommodate learners on creative and performing arts courses.  

LTE sold a portion of the Boddingtons site to Clarion Housing Group in June, and the housing association’s development arm Latimer plans to build 442 flats across two buildings including a 20-plus storey tower. 

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