While the facade of the former Hardy’s Well pub in Rusholme is set to be retained as part of the construction of a six-storey apartment block, plans for the full demolition of the Church Inn on Cambridge Street are due to be approved by Manchester City Council’s planning committee next week.
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Hardy’s Well, 257 Wilmslow Road
Number of storeys: Six
Number of apartments: 62
Ground floor retail space: 9,720 sq ft
Developer: Eamar Developments
A planning application submitted at the start of 2018, the project has seen some revisions from a building of staggered height, to the six-storey block going before the committee. The pub will be used as the foyer for the apartment block, and the outer wall which features a Lemn Sissay poem will be incorporated into the inside of the building.
84 Cambridge Street
Developer: Alumno Group
Architect: Carson & Partners
Number of storeys: 12
Number of student bedspaces: 97
Alumno purchased the former Church Inn pub on Cambridge Street from Urban Splash last year, and is proposing a student accommodation block for the site. The scheme was on March planning committee agenda, but was deferred for a site visit, after receiving several letters of objection due to the scale of the block, as well as the loss of another pub from the local area.