The team behind revised proposals for a problematic site in Shudehill which saw a rare refusal at Manchester’s planning committee earlier this year, has released images of the three options currently being tabled for the development and has called for feedback on the designs over the next 10 days.
On a plot at Back Turner Street and High Street, developer Salboy has revised a scheme previously intended as a 13-storey Zoku Hotel, and instead intends to deliver 50 apartments, including one, two, and three-bed flats as well as townhouses and duplex apartments. There will also be commercial space at ground floor level.
The previous proposals were refused by Manchester City Council’s planning committee on the basis of height in February this year after three previous deferrals. There had also been objections due to the demolition of historic, but dilapidated, buildings currently on the site.
Now, Salboy and architect Jon Matthews has said that there are three options being explored, with feedback encouraged in advance of a new application being submitted to the council. All three feature a higher glass building facing Shudehill, with the level dropping to a brick six-storey property facing High Street. The developer is consulting on the height of the building at Shudehill, the inclusion of a pocket park, and whether to retain the existing warehouse.
The planning consultant is Euan Kellie Property Solutions, while Counter Context is running the consultation process.
See below for the three options for the site. There are 10 days left to give feedback on the designs; send your views to email@example.com
The first option shows an 11-storey glass building facing Shudehill, demolition of the existing warehouse, and a new six-storey brick building facing High Street.
Option two is similar to option one, but with a pocket park next to High Street which pushes the brick building back from the road, and the glass block on Shudehill rises an extra floor to 12 storeys.
Option three retains the existing warehouse on site and incorporates it into the base of the tower, also features the pocket park on High Street, while the glass building on Shudehill rises to 16 storeys.
All three, comparison
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