A 15-storey tower by Lend Lease will be brought forward as part of the Green Quarter development

Realty and Lend Lease resi plans get sign-off

Jessica Middleton-Pugh

Manchester City Council has approved the development of 500 homes across two sites in Newton Heath and the Green Quarter.

At the 20-acre Riverpark Trading Estate near Newton Heath, Realty Estates submitted plans for up to 340 homes with associated open space, highways and landscaping.

The scheme on Briscoe Lane and Riverpark Road would be a mix of four- and two-storey buildings, replacing the employment uses currently on the site.

Buildings on the strip of land include offices, workshop units and warehouses previously used by an abattoir which went bankrupt in the 1990s.

The park was bought by Realty in 2000, and has been around 50% vacant for a number of years.

The scheme was approved at Manchester City council’s planning meeting yesterday, subject to a section 106 agreement.

Hodder & Partners advised Realty.

In the Green Quarter in North Manchester, Lend Lease outlined plans for a 15-storey building made up of 146 apartments, on the site of the Green Quarter management suite on Cheetham Hill Road.

Designed by Broadway Malyan, the development will include ground floor commercial space and parking.

The block would include a mix of one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments and would form the seventh residential block within the Green Quarter scheme.

Deloitte advised Lend Lease on the planning application.

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