A total of 225 homes across three developments plus a mobility hub, with parking for 400 vehicles and 150 bikes, make up proposals lodged by Manchester City Council, Manchester Life and Great Places Housing Group.
An eight-storey apartment block on the corner of Poland Street and Jersey Street featuring 118 one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments. The scheme would be delivered by investor and developer Manchester Life, a joint venture between the city council and Manchester City FC owner and investor, Abu Dhabi United Group.
Meanwhile, Great Places wants to deliver an affordable scheme comprising 45 apartments and 23 houses, providing a mix of one-, two- and three-bedroom properties. The development would be located on the corner of St Vincent Street and Woodward Place, close to the Rochdale Canal.
The site was previously earmarked for redevelopment under the Miles Platting Private Finance Initiative, a scheme that has seen the creation of a 264-acre housing estate in East Manchester, but the plans were never progressed.
Great Places also plans to refurbish the grade two-listed building on Old Mill Street next to Manchester Life’s under-construction Lampwick scheme. The redevelopment of Ancoats Dispensary would comprise 39 one- and two-bedroom apartments for affordable rent.
The Ancoats Mobility Hub
Located on land between Poland Street and Ancoats Green, the proposed mobility hub is an emerging concept of a shared car and cycle parking facility for residents and visitors, with electric vehicle charging outlets, and a last-mile delivery consolidation centre to reduce vehicle movements and street parking.
Plans for the mobility hub have been developed in response to objectives set out in Manchester’s city centre transport strategy and wider climate change commitments.
Manchester City Council, Manchester Life and affordable housing provider Great Places signed a 10-year cooperation agreement in 2019 to identify viable sites for housing delivery in East Manchester.
A consultation on the four schemes is now live and will run until 16 April.