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.
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Developer: Fred Done’s Salboy and Factory Estates
Planner: Euan Kellie Property Solutions
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
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
Developer: Signature Living
Architect: Tim Groom
Scheme: Three-storey rear extension to listed building
Olympia Trading Estate, Castlefield
Floors: 32, 26, 18
Number of apartments: 399 and 50 retirement units
Planner: Paul Butler Associates
14-16 Rochdale Road
Architect: Beech Design
Floors: 15, nine, seven
Commercial: 3,000 sq ft