Mulbury submits Ancoats PRS proposal

Residential developer Mulbury City has submitted a planning application to Manchester City Council to build a total of 145 private rented flats divided between two eight-storey blocks on Great Ancoats Street.

The design by Tim Groom Architects includes a mix of studio, one, two and three-bedroom apartments at the junction of Blossom Street. The scheme also includes 6,000 sq ft of commercial space.

Both blocks would be retained and managed under single ownership.

visual-of-mulbury-ancoats-prs-scheme-at-blossom-streetThe £35m proposal is the latest in a long line of residential projects to come forward in the area. Other residential developers active in Ancoats include Manchester Life, First Step, M-One Central and Mulbury City itself on the corner of Port Street and Great Ancoats Street.

The scheme will regenerate a partially vacant and under-utilised site that currently houses a derelict electricity substation and surface level car park.

The larger apartment building, Block A, is bounded by Great Ancoats Street, Blossom Street and Gun Street, while Block B is bounded by Gun Street, Blossom Street and Henry Street.

Mulbury recently announced a funding deal with M&G Real Estate for its first PRS project, a £27.6m scheme of 135 apartments in the Northern Quarter, where Port Street meets Great Ancoats Street.

Deloitte is advising Mulbury City, the private residential development arm of Mulbury Homes.

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The levels of investment in Ancoats, New Islington and Miles Platting are phenomenal. Still possible to get some bargain properties!

By Ancoats Lurker

Save Our Substation! Too much of the Ancoats ‘conservation area’ has been lost, the substation should be kept and reused for the people of Ancoats.

By Jonty

Who says the substation is under utilised? The HCA and the Council have never tried to see it used. Disgraceful at what is being forced through.

By Ancoats Resident

I absolutely love the design and dimensions of these buildings and they fit perfectly with other buildings of different genres on this stretch of road. Redevelopment & repopulating of this area is very impressive thus far.

By Anthony Fallon

Another appalling bland development being built in an area once considered for a World Heritage site. This building is not fit to sit alongside the likes of the Express and Hudson buildings.
Losing the beautiful substation would be a tragedy and building large scale corporate owned rentals will not do anything to rebuild the community in Ancoats.
You won’t solve the problems of Generation Rent by building more rental accommodation and further removing them from the buying market.

By Tyson