A planning application has been submitted for 38 apartments at an infill site in Manchester’s Northern Quarter, with proposals for an 11-storey building behind the façade of a former pub.
The plot is at Red Lion Street, Church Street and Union Street, and includes the derelict No.2 Union Street, which was once the Bull’s Head Pub.
As part of the designs by Neil Collins Homes Architects, the front of the pub will be restored and used as an entrance onto Union Street for two duplex flats.
Above the façade, the rest of the building has been set back by 3.6m to limit the impact at street level.
The application is a variation of plans submitted in February, which were then withdrawn for alterations following feedback from residents and discussions with Manchester City Council and Places Matter!
The scheme also includes 2,000 sq ft of commercial space.
The plans have been submitted by a special purpose vehicle for the scheme, Red Lion Street. According to Companies House, the directors are Marc Parry and Barbara Kahan.
Paul Butler Associates is advising on planning.