NOMA offices at Angel Square
NOMA's 2 and 3 Angel Square will total 350,000 sq ft

Manchester building boom continues

Jessica Middleton-Pugh

Manchester City Council is set to approve the development of 550 apartments, a hotel, and 350,000 sq ft of offices at its planning committee meeting next week.

At the 20-acre NOMA site, the Co-operative Group and Hermes Real Estate are due to be granted planning consent for 350,000 sq ft of offices split over two blocks. 2 and 3 Angel Square will be nine-storeys and 11-storeys high respectively, and both were designed by AHR Architects. Deloitte was the planner.

ISIS New Islington third phase

A three-block residential scheme at New Islington is due to receive sign-off

The ISIS Waterside Regeneration Partnership has submitted plans for the third phase of development at New Islington, a 101-apartment scheme across three buildings in Old Mill Street. The site is currently used as a temporary car park and is owned by Manchester City Council. JM Architects designed the project, while Deloitte advised on planning.

Planning officers have also recommended for approval the development of a 35-storey tower made up of 330 apartments for private rent, with a bar, library, gym and rooftop garden at 10-12 Whitworth Street West by Brigantes, designed by 5plus Architects. A decision on the scheme was deferred from the council’s planning committee meeting in October due to an administrative error.

In the Northern Quarter, the council will consider plans from EasyHotel for a 116-bedroom hotel within the grade two-listed Bradley House. EasyHotel acquired the building in June, and will be the second hotel for the company in the North West. The planner on the project was HOW Planning.

Also in the Ancoats area of the city, Kildareman Development Company has put forward plans for a 13-storey tower made up of 119-apartments, two ground floor retail units and a gym. The scheme is bounded by Great Ancoats Street and will include a new public square. IDP Group is the architect.

As part of Peel and Rowlinson’s 164-apartment Pomona Wharf project next to the rail viaduct at the St George’s end of Pomona Island, the council is also expected to approve the creation of 71 parking spaces under the railway arches near to Hulme Hall Road. Nicol Thomas is the architect.

Your Comments

Will fix edit it for you:

“Manchester’s stupefying commitment to the most hackneyed and boring modern building boom continues”.

C’mon Manchester, you deserve better than generic knock offs.

By Sceptic

Its a boom yes but really besides No 2 St Peters Square and the Spinningfields office it a flats boom…. and booms have a habit of ending when one “product” floods the market

By Roberto

Come on guys there are some good buildings there, and there’s nothing wrong with a residential boom, more homes are needed and need to built asap. There are a lot of people who want to move to the city but it’s getting increasingly difficult to find suitable homes.

There are two office buildings under construction at Spinningfields, two in central Salford, 2 St Peter’s Square and one at First Street with a few more to come, not to mention hotels and university buildings. It’s far more than is happening anywhere else outside of London, speaking of which there are some very poor building going up in the capital.

By Yarrum

I see that the Liverpudlian trolls are back.

By Is this Skyscrapercity?

I like the picture of the flats in New Islington.What is that tall building to the right of the picture?

By Elephant

Living in manchester myself and from here i think the city looks pretty awful .. there is no imagination and it just look’s completely cheap and tacky… sorry my opinion .

By Karen

Elephant that site is lined up to be a hotel, officially phase four of Islington Wharf.

By Yarrum

A hotel? Wow real community being built there in New Islington.

By getupgetupgetupgetup

When are they going to start building car parks? There is a massive shortage of carparks seeing as developers keep building on them! I can understand they want people to use public transport more but when your job means you are in and out of the office on a daily basis, its not that convenient

By MancLass

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