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The site is located close to the New Islington Metrolink stop. Credit: Google Earth

Kamani and Capital&Centric team up on Ancoats Works  

Dan Whelan

The developers are joining forces to create more than 200 homes on a Manchester site previously earmarked for a new headquarters for fashion label Pretty Little Thing. 

Kamani Property Group and Capital&Centric have assembled a project team to work up plans for the redevelopment of the Ancoats Works site, located on the corner of Carruthers Street and Pollard Street, close to the Ashton Canal. 

BDP, Avison Young, Chroma Consulting and Jenkins Design Services are working on a plan to convert the 1.1-acre site into 202 homes. 

BDP and Avison Young are also working with Capital&Centric on the conversion of Weir Mill in Stockport, plans for which are tipped for approval later this week.

At Ancoats Works, the Pollard Street façade is to be retained and the development would also feature commercial space. 

The latest proposals are a departure from an earlier scheme put forward for the site. 

Plans approved in 2019 proposed creating a 65,000 sq ft headquarters for Boohoo-owned fashion label Pretty Little Thing, founded by Kamani Property Group director Adam Kamani and his brother Umar. 

However, those plans were shelved in favour of expanding PLT’s current head office, as revealed by Place North West last year.

The Ancoats Works project is the second scheme that Kamani Property Group and Capital&Centric have worked on together. 

Plans for the joint venture’s 118-apartment Swan Street scheme were approved last week. 

The developers were approached for comment. 

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Don’t just knock the whole thing down please….

By Loganberry

@loganberry did you even read the article? Excellent to see Kamani and Capitial and Centric teaming up again. Look forward to seeing their proposal. If Weir Mill is anything to go by we are in for a treat.

By Andrew

The pub needs to be restored, incorporated and retained.

By 1981

Bling it on

By Anonymous

Please knock the whole thing down and rebuild something fit for a 21st century city, not a 19th century city! There’s no historical value in this site and if we don’t realise this we will be left with poor quality housing that is needlessly expensive because an old building had to be ‘preserved’.

By Matt

Hope the Council retain and improve the green space opposite Hope Mill and reconsider the development of New Islington Green in order to maintain balance in the area.

By Malcolm Venn

Hope there is going to be affordable place for the older generation who are still living in and around ancoats they have been part of this community for decades and not just brush under the table has the saying goes

By Michelle