Property Alliance Group and Starwood Capital are pushing ahead with the £200m redevelopment of the former Renaissance hotel site. An application seeking consent for the residential element of the three-part plan has been lodged with the city council.
Designed by Jon Matthews Architects, the 27-storey tower on the corner of Deansgate would comprise 300 one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments.
Part of the Premier House office complex at the north of the site is to be demolished for the residential element of the scheme.
The 277,000 sq ft building would be stepped in height with several rooftop terraces, as well as ground-floor retail units totalling 2,100 sq ft.
The scheme also features sandstone precast panels that are textured and patterned to reflect the stonework of the nearby Manchester Cathedral. An earlier iteration of the project featured balconies on the cathedral-facing façade, but they were removed from the plans.
An 8,600 sq ft area of public realm next to the River Irwell could provide space for pop-up food and drink vendors as well as outdoor seating.
Avison Young is the planning consultant and Planit-IE is the landscape architect.
The Renaissance scheme is being delivered by Property Alliance Group in partnership with US-based investor Starwood Capital. They bought the site from developer Urban & Civic for an undisclosed sum earlier this year.
The JV’s new-build residential tower is just one piece of a three-part plan to revamp the Deansgate site.
The vacant Premier House office building is to be partly demolished and revamped to provide 40,000 sq ft of Grade A office space.
Meanwhile, the 1970s hotel is to be refurbished and operated by SH Hotels & Resorts under its Treehouse brand, providing 206 bedrooms.
The hotel operator is owned by an affiliate of Starwood Capital.
Plans for the hotel and office element have already been given the green light.
Subject to planning approval for the residential phase, the project could complete by 2023.