Proposals have been revealed for a mixed seven-and-eight storey apartment block on Ducie Street, Manchester, designed by Tim Groom Architects.
The site on Lomax Street, currently used as a car park, sits within the East Village, part of the city’s HS2 Masterplan, and the architect has proposed brick-clad blocks housing 41 apartments, including a mix of one and two-bed flats
Formed of two adjoining blocks, the development’s massing steps down to seven storeys on its Lomax Street frontage with a communal roof terrace planned for this elevation. A cycle store is planned for the Lomax Street side of the building while there are also proposals to improve the streets and street furniture around the development.
The project is being brought forward by Rain City Developments, headed up by Glenn Bell, with Euan Kellie Property Solutions as planner.
The wider East Village area, forming a key part of the arrival gateway from the city’s proposed HS2 station, also features developments by Capital & Centric, which acquired a brownfield plot on the corner of Adair Street and Great Ancoats Street earlier this year.
The professional team also includes Zerum as service engineer; Renaissance Associates as civil and structural engineer; SK Transport as transport planner; Hann Tucker as acoustic consultant; and Urban Green as ecological consultants. Swithenbank Property Consultants is acting as project manager and cost consultant.