Plans in for St John’s skyscraper

A detailed planning application has been submitted for the tallest element of Allied London’s redevelopment at St John’s, a four-building cluster next to the River Irwell reaching up to 52 storeys.

Allied London’s plans for a mix of apartments, hotels and retail units on the site of the Globe & Simpson building and Albert Shed warehouse form part of the approved masterplan for the 13-acre former Granada Studios site on the edge of Manchester city centre.

Known as St John’s Place, the project will vary in height from 52 storeys, to 18, eight and four floors. Overall, the four buildings will feature 387 apartments, 313 hotel rooms, and 14 apartments.

St Johns Place diagramEarlier this week Allied London confirmed that Nadler Hotel would be operating from the lower storeys of the tallest element, taking the first 18 floors in the 52-storey tower.

Once completed, the St John’s neighbourhood will total 3,000 homes, 600,000 sq ft of commercial space and a mix of cultural venues including the £110m Factory arts centre.

SimpsonHaugh & Partners is the masterplanner on St John’s, as well as the architect for St John’s Place. Deloitte advised on planning.

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A really classy development, this one. Get it built!

By Zulu