De Trafford Olympia

PLANNING | DeTrafford, Salboy and Signature proposals recommended for consent

Salboy and Factory Estates’ proposed aparthotel at Shudehill will make its third appearance at Manchester City Council’s planning committee next week, alongside Signature Living’s first hotel in the city, three towers by DeTrafford, and a new statue for St Peter’s Square.

The planning committee is due to meet on Thursday 8 February.


Salboy Shudehill Aparthotel January 18 CGI

Developer: Fred Done’s Salboy and Factory Estates

Architect: 5plus

Planner: Euan Kellie Property Solutions

Bedrooms: 122

Storeys: Four to 13

The controversial scheme returns to the committee for a third time; each showing has resulted in heated debate within the chamber between objectors, councillors and the council’s planning officers. Previously, the planning committee have asked for changes to waste management strategy, and at last month’s meeting some members called for a reduction in height.

Emmeline Pankhurst statue, St Peter’s Square

Emmeline Pankhurst Statue

Applicant: Emmeline Pankhurst Statue Project

Planner: Turley Design

Size: 25% larger than life

Location: Junction of Dickinson Street and Back George Street

The proposals stem from an initiative known as the WoManchester statue project, a campaign which aimed to raise the profile and celebrate the role that women have played in the city. In 2016 Emmeline Pankhurst was chosen by a public vote as the figure who should be represented in a statue. The opening of the stone wall surrounding the statue will face the Free Trade Hall, where the first public meeting on the subject of women’s suffrage took place in 1868. The group is currently fundraising to raise the £150,000 needed for the statue.

Zoe Hotel, Castlefield

Tim Groom Signature Living 1

Developer: Signature Living

Architect: Tim Groom

Rooms: 39

Scheme: Three-storey rear extension to listed building

Olympia Trading Estate, Castlefield

De Trafford Olympia

Floors: 32, 26, 18

Number of apartments: 399 and 50 retirement units

Developer: DeTrafford

Architect: SimpsonHaugh

Planner: Paul Butler Associates

14-16 Rochdale Road

Beech Design And Build New Cross

Developer: Beech

Architect: Beech Design

Floors: 15, nine, seven

Apartments: 155

Commercial: 3,000 sq ft

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All good apart from the awful Shudehill eyesore! Please let this be rejected!

By Steve

Tim Groom’s scheme is mint.

By Jason Faversham

Agree with Jason.

By Elephant