A prominent site on one of the key routes into Manchester is being marketed for residential development by the city council.
The 1.5-acre site bordering Medlock Street and Little Peter Street is opposite the new cultural and leisure facilities of First Street. The plot is owned by Manchester City Council which is keen to see residential-led development “of height and scale” as part of the wider First Street development framework.
Little Peter Street presents a major opportunity to build on the existing activity of First Street and link through to neighbouring areas of Great Jackson Street and Castlefield.
Deborah McLaughlin, chief executive of Manchester Place, the partnership helping to drive residential development in the city, said: “This is one of the best sites available in Manchester and presents a unique opportunity to create something really special.
“The site sits opposite the new cultural and leisure area of First Street, it has river frontage and the potential to create hundreds of high quality new homes to meet on-going demand.
“The site is being marketed nationally and internationally and we look forward to hearing from developers who share our ambition so we can work together to create a high quality new neighbourhood.”
Manchester Place is a partnership between Manchester City Council and the Homes & Communities Agency formed to accelerate the speed of housing delivery.
Manchester’s population is on course to exceed 600,000 by 2030 and the City needs to provide an additional 55,000 new homes over the next 15 years to support the projected economic jobs growth.
Expressions of interest are being sought by 12 noon on Friday 9 October.
- Interested parties should contact David Lord on firstname.lastname@example.org