The Depot Phase Two
The scheme forms part of the wider Depot development designed by Buttress Architects

Green light for The Depot final phase

Dan Whelan

The last project at Rowlinson’s redevelopment of the former Stagecoach site on Princess Road in Moss Side, a five-storey retirement living scheme totalling 40 apartments, has been approved by Manchester City Council.  

The ‘later living’ block forms part of the Depot development designed by Buttress Architects and being delivered by developer Rowlinson Construction on behalf of housing provider Manchester Place.

The scheme replaces earlier plans for a health hub, outlined in the developer’s original proposal. 

Outline planning consent was granted in 2016 for 200 homes, including apartments, houses and later living units. Rowlinson is working alongside build to rent developer Rise Homes and local housing provider Mosscare St Vincent’s Housing Group to deliver this final component of the Depot. 

The first phase was backed by a £5.6m loan from the Greater Manchester Housing Fund, and comprised 40 apartments and 54 houses. The apartments are completed and let, while the homes are due to complete this year. 

This final phase has  secured £5m in loans from the same fund. 

The later living block will sit on a site currently used for parking and construction staff cabins, alongside another private rented apartment building due to start on site this year. The Depot will also feature a 78-bedroom extra care scheme already under construction. 

Stagecoach relocated from the Princess Road depot site to Sharston in 2011. 

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