Capital & Centric Swan Street
Hawkins\Brown is the architect for the project. Credit: CGI by Our Studio

Manchester approves £37m Swan Street apartments 

Dan Whelan

A joint venture between Capital&Centric and Kamani Property Group is delivering the 118-home project.

Manchester City Council has granted approval for the nine-storey scheme after plans were lodged in January. 

Designed by Hawkins\Brown, the £37m residential development is to sit opposite the Mackie Mayor food hall in the city’s New Cross district. 

The block would contain a mix of one-, two- and three-bedroom flats together with ground floor workspaces and a café-bar or deli. 

There would also be communal and private roof terraces, intended to maximise outdoor space. The front exterior of the building would feature a 270-metre art canvas – one of the largest in the city – showcasing the work of local and international artists. 

Manchester-based developer Capital&Centric, and local landowner and investor Kamani Property, teamed up to acquire the site from Swan Street Developments at the beginning of last year. 

The 14,000 sq ft Swan Street plot houses a former MOT Garage currently occupied by restaurants Ramona and Firehouse.  

Those restaurants would be required to relocate once work starts on site. 

Avison Young is the planning consultant for the Swan Street scheme, while Cinns is the project manager. Booth-King is the structural engineer and RLB is the quantity surveyor.

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Is that the same Kamani family that’s behind Boohoo?

By Nick

Hi Nick, Yes it is. Best wishes, Dan

By Dan Whelan

Kamani family are Manchester legends, the best

By Cal

Pic looks like it’s got greenery growing on the side but there is no mention?
Surely these overseas investment companies should be forced to make them vertical forests like the Milan building?

By Stevie boy

@Stevie Boy – “These overseas investment companies”? Kamani Property Group is owned by the Kamani Family who are based in Manchester and one of the city’s largest employers through their various companies.

By Bid Dub

How many affordable homes are being delivered?

By Cod

Will the vegetation really form part of the project. I am still waiting for the ,England’s largest living wall’ to appear on the south elevation of No. 1 First Street

By Steve

Yet another shoe box. Bravo Manchester!

By john

Tiny homes, people needs houses and gardens for the good of their mental health

By YS

And I’m sure they’ll be affordable rent ot shared ownership to reflect the average manchester salary?!

By Charlotte