Agecroft Investment Company has submitted its plans for a hotel and restaurant on Thomas Street in the Northern Quarter, tweaking the design of the scheme following a public consultation.
The project has been designed by Manchester-based GA Studio, and retains the listed 52-58 Thomas Street, a corner of the site which was formerly occupied at ground level by curry café Al Faisal, which moved across the road last year.
Filling in the island plot will be a series of internally linked buildings of between four and five storeys, and bounded by Thomas Street, Kelvin Street, John Street and Back Turner Street.
The development includes a 26-bedroom hotel, and ground level retail and restaurant unit, and a rooftop garden.
After the proposal went to public consultation in February, some elements have been changed, including lightening up the brickwork to stone cladding.
In the planning application, GA Studio said: “The revised concept for the island site has been driven strongly by its context, with particular reference to the retained heritage asset and the height of the surrounding buildings.
“The footprint of the island site has been split into four prominent quarters, to create four individual buildings, representing the ad hoc nature of the Northern Quarter.”
Agecroft said that the proposals can add to its “collection of characterful buildings in this much-loved area of the city and will provide more space for Northern Quarter businesses to grow”.
In autumn last year, Manchester City Council’s building control officers took the decision that demolition should go ahead at the site, which it described as in imminent danger of collapse.