Mabel Tylecote

PLANNING | Approval for MMU teaching block

An academic block on the site of the former Mabel Tylecote Building within Manchester Metropolitan University’s Oxford Road estate has been granted consent, alongside schemes from Manchester Life and Belgravia.


Manchester Metropolitan University Arts & Media Building

Mabel Tylecote

Developer: Manchester Metropolitan University

Architect: Allies & Morrison

Scheme: 96,000 sq ft mixed-use facility on the site of the former Mabel Tylecote Building, currently being demolished

Height: Nine storeys

Vesta Street

Vesta Manc Life

Developer: Manchester Life

Architect: Raphael Vinoly Architects

Scheme: Manchester Life’s seventh scheme in Ancoats/New Islington, sits between Old Mill Street and the Ashton Canal

Flats: 155 apartments, 16 houses

Height: Seven to nine storeys

Eider House, Ducie Street


Developer: Belgravia Living

Architect: Cartwright Pickard Architects

Scheme: PRS project that marks the second phase of Belgravia’s Piccadilly Basin scheme

Flats: 128

Height: eight to 10 storeys

Mangle Street, Northern Quarter


Developer: Three Popes

Architect: Stephenson Studio

Scheme: Permission is sought to create a new building on this vacant brownfield site at the junction of Mangle Street and Back Piccadilly, to be linked internally to the listed Finlay’s Warehouse, Dale Street

Flats: 14

Height: eight storeys

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What an awful selection of buildings.

By .

Blandness is the “new build”

By Rosie York

Awful stuff! These architects in sure are capable of far better! Plus where’s the social housing. So uninspired

By Annoyed

Erm, they haven’t yet been built.

By York Street

Mangle street is the only half decent building here, but it’s nothing spectacular.
Vesta Street is absolutely vile.

By Aaron

Vesta street really is something else… How could this be approved?

By Anonymous

Vesta Street. Another vile creation by Manchester Life! They are like the residential development branch of Brittania Hotels!

By David

I’ve seen cardboard boxes with more character. Manchester council should be hanging their heads in shame, but they’d need the ability to feel shame to do that.

By Ham Shank