Demolition to make way for Property Alliance Group’s 31-storey Oxygen tower planned for near Manchester’s Piccadilly station is due to begin in the coming weeks.
Preparatory work is already underway at the Store Street site, and main contractor Russells Construction is set to begin on full demolition of the buildings on the plot and early enabling works next week.
A start date for the main phase of construction is yet to be confirmed.
The high-rise residential scheme was approved by Manchester City Council in March.
Designed by 5plus Architects, Oxygen includes 345 apartments and 12 townhouses, alongside leisure facilities and rooftop gardens.
The townhouses wrap around the base of the tower. The development also features allotments and a 24-hour concierge.
The project is due to complete in 2018.
Oxygen is being marketed to overseas investors. A standard two-bedroom apartment starts at £240,000, while the three-bedroom townhouses are on sale for £450,000.