Heyrod Street Packaged Living
The project, due to start construction in 2021, was designed by CallisonRTKL

Latest Piccadilly East scheme moves forward

Dan Whelan

A joint venture between build-to-rent developer Packaged Living and investment manager Fiera Real Estate has lodged plans for 350 apartments on Heyrod Street in the Piccadilly East area of Manchester after buying the plot for £6m this year. 

Construction is expected to begin in 2021, subject to consent. 

Under the plans, Packaged Living aims to develop a mix of studio, one-, two-, and three-bedroom apartments, as well as 10,000 sq ft of retail and amenity space, a public square and car park. 

Fiera is a property investment management firm that creates and manages assets for investors. It directly manages more than £870m of assets across the UK. 

A public consultation on the Heyrod Street proposals launched in May after the joint venture bought the site in January. The consultation featured ‘digital drop-in sessions’ replacing traditional face-to-face, due to the lockdown. 

Turley is the planning consultant, CallisonRTKL is the architect and Re-form is the landscape architect. 

Mark Woodrow, joint managing director of Packaged Living, said: “Due to the proximity of Piccadilly station this area is developing very quickly.   The funding of the Leonardo Hotel and wider public realm consent has created real momentum in the neighbourhood and we are staying on programme to help boost the city centre economy coming out of lockdown.”

The Piccadilly East masterplan has already delivered Capital & Centric’s Crusader Mill apartment scheme on Chapeltown Street.

Piccadilly East is home to several more pipeline residential developments, including Olympian Homes’ The Fairfax – a 488-apartment complex that won planning approval in January – and Islington Wharf, plans for the final phase of which were submitted in April by developer Waterside Places. 

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Do these poor residents get to enjoy a bit of personal outside space or not? The visuals aren’t clear whether the develop has bothered to include balconies.

By Balcony watch

Copy n paste

By Microsoft

There are empty flats all over town

By Lol

Birds flying in a heart shaped formation…really necessary?

By Allotmentdad

awful scheme

By Anonymous

I have no issue with this scheme overall, I think it could probably be taller to be honest. But it’s absolutely baffling that a car park is being proposed in such a central location a stone’s throw from the station. The only parking there should be here is for cycle parking and disabled parking.

By Cars are bad

@Lol ….. I have property in the area, 5 flats recently became available mainly due to corona situation, all 5 were re-let within 10 days ……the demand exists.

By Bo

Affordable !!!

By John from lower Broughton

An apartment without a balcony is like a restaurant without a menu. We want vbalconies.

By E=0D2


By Anonymous

I quite like this. It’s nice to see a development that’s not black and grey for a change. It’ll be interesting to see what else emerges in this neighbourhood. Let’s just hope that the pending recession doesn’t bring things grinding to a halt.

By Keith

I actually think the splash of colour would be good and may work well with the surroundings. But yeah balconies would be better.

By Anonymous

These appartments are for rent only, probably be about £900 1bed, £1300 2bed and £1750 for a 3bed.. Affordable !!!

By Darren born bred Salford

London Prices, but it is Manchester, I know prices in London are struggling in large areas at present so would those rents be sustainable if accurate?

By Just saying

These are not London prices, these are affordable to anybody with a decent job, and decent jobs are easy to come by in Manchester

By Lol


The men on the tools building these projects can afford to live in them.

Skilled tradesmen clear £2500+ per month.

By Mrqs

These aren’t London prices. You would be lucky to get something of these size in Croydon for those prices.To be fair though they are not cheap.

By Elephant

@Lol, agreed, not sure why this is such a difficult concept to understand for people commenting on a website for property professionals…

By Manc

Are these properties affordable.

By Darren born bred Salford

£1,200 pcm in Wimbledon, I know it’s mine for a two bed purpose built flat low level, nice area. A A lot more cheaper, central London higher but smaller.

By Just saying