Homes proposed for Northern Quarter corner plot

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.

Red Lion StreetAs 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The application is a variation of plans submitted in February, which were then withdrawn for alterations following feedback from residents and discussions with Manchester City Council and Places Matter!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.

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Looks great. Big improvement! Let’s hope they knock down the hideous Home Design Store next door as well, some time soon!

By David

Why does everything have to be RED BRICK! The plans aren’t that bad because it’s not like it’s a beautiful urban garden now!? It’s a tip… So… But red f#ck*ng brick!!! How can the architect look at that and think yes Iv done a good job here! We all like nods to heritage but I think the original front facade would have suffice not a full on coat of red brick! Use black brick even….. People complain about the light house opposite but the elements used in that we’re at least trying to be creative and that’s what the NQ is about… It’s the one place in the city you can do something a little bit Alt. And get away with it… It could have been a glossy red polymer on this building and look better than 90s red brick!

By Danny kelly

Always feel the NQ is overrated.This building is fine for that site,as sometimes less is more.

By Elephant

Nice view of the world’s most pathetic “biergarten” there.

By zebith

I have a lot of free time.

By zebith