CEG’s High Street, MEPC’s 4 Angel Square, and Agecroft’s proposals for Thomas Street are to be discussed at Manchester City Council’s planning committee next week.
All three of the schemes are recommended for approval.
20-36 High Street
Number of apartments: 361
Number of storeys: 22
Retail and leisure space: 12,000 sq ft
Architect: Feilden Clegg Bradley
The proposal from CEG is back at committee after it was postponed at last month’s council meeting. This was based on a motion from Cllr Lyons that requested a site visit before the plans went any further.
The proposal would see the demolition of a 1960’s block currently on Manchester’s High Street, and its replacement with a 22-storey building with apartments on the upper floors, and retail and leisure units at street level. There is also a proposed atrium and walkway running through the building.
The market street stalls which are currently located at street level of the proposed site, including operators Northern Soul Grilled Cheese and Jerk Shack, would be relocated closer to the NCP Car Park.
4 Angel Square
Number of storeys: 11
Office space: 240,000 sq ft
Subject to approval at committee, the proposal for office space at Noma is set to start construction May 2020.
The floorplates will measure over 19,000 sq ft across nine floors, with the top floor standing at 16,450 sq ft with a 3,000 sq ft roof terrace. The ground floor is set to house a 7,300 sq ft food and beverage unit, and the 32,000 sq ft basement will include plant and 57 car parking spaces, and 212 cycle spaces.
The scheme includes the demolition of the Ducie Bridge pub, two three-story shops and a four-storey warehouse, all of which are vacant.
The professional team includes BuroHappold as structural & civil engineer; project manager Gardiner & Theobald; Deloitte as planner; Planit-IE as landscape architect; Curtins as transport consultant; CDM Services as principal designer; JGA as fire engineer; and Stephen Levrant Heritage Architecture as heritage consultant.
52-58 Thomas Street
Number of hotel/aparthotel rooms: 26
Number of storeys: range of 3, 4, 5 storey buildings
Architect: GA Studio
Planner: Ruth Jackson Planning
Developer: Agecroft Investment Company
The development for the partially cleared site on Thomas Street is at committee after tweaking the design to lighten up the brickwork to stone cladding after a public consultation in February.
The site retains 52-58 Thomas Street, a unit previously occupied by curry café Al Faisal, which moved across the road last year. The interlinked buildings will be between four and five storeys and are bounded by Thomas Street, Kelvin Street, John Street, and Back Turner Street.
Last year, Manchester City Council’s building control officers decided to demolish the original buildings on the site which it described as in imminent danger of collapse.
At ground level, there are proposals for food and beverage units.