Park Place features 1,037 apartments across two 56-storey towers and is the latest scheme to come forward under Manchester’s Great Jackson Street masterplan.
The developer behind the £350m project is Great Jackson Street Estates, controlled by Salford-based investor Aubrey Weis, which owns Plot G within the growing Manchester neighbourhood close to Deansgate.
The 1.4-acre site, originally earmarked for three towers of 27, 23, and 19 storeys respectively under architect SimpsonHaugh’s Great Jackson Street masterplan, fronts Mancunian Way and is bounded to the east by Garwood Street.
Under the proposals for Park Place, drawn up by architect Hodder + Partners, existing industrial buildings on the plot would be demolished to make way for the two towers.
The skyscrapers would feature a mix of one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments.
Great Jackson Street Estates consulted on a previous iteration of the project in 2019.
At that time the scheme comprised two towers of 36 and 31 storeys, featuring 580 homes.
However, before a planning application was submitted, a Victorian sewer system was discovered under the site, making the scheme undeliverable.
The scaled-up 2021 version of the development proposes diverting the sewer, a one-year project that United Utilities has agreed to principle, according to the scheme’s lead architect, studio founder Stephen Hodder.
The Great Jackson Street development area is dominated by Renaker, which has already delivered the four-tower Deansgate Square and is nearing completion of the 51-storey Elisabeth Tower.
Renaker is also building a pair of 51-storey towers known as Blade and Circle off Crown Street.
“The opportunity to contribute to what Renaker has been doing at Great Jackson Street is a wonderful opportunity,” Hodder told Place North West.
“We have been working on the project for three years and we have been encouraged by the consultations,” he added.
The project team for Park Place also includes Deloitte as the planning consultant, Civic Engineers as the structural engineer, and M&E consultant Clancy Consulting.
Layer.studio is the landscape architect, Urban Green is the ecologist, and Curtins is attached as the traffic consultant.