A public consultation is to take place ahead of the redevelopment of the former Prince of Wales Building at 67 Piccadilly, Manchester, with Feilden Clegg Bradley attached as architect.
The site comprises 67-75 Piccadilly and 4-6 Newton Street, with its most notable current tenant being the Piccadilly Tavern pub located at 71-75 Piccadilly’s ground floor.
The consultation will be held at Carver’s Warehouse on Dale Street tomorrow, Tuesday 19 March, between 3pm and 7pm.
Eastern Green is the project’s developer, with a professional team led by Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios including Deloitte as planner and Stephen Levrant Heritage Architecture.
The site is located within the Stevenson Square Conservation Area at a key entry point into Manchester’s Northern Quarter, also enjoying a broad frontage onto Piccadilly.
Development proposals in any detail have yet to be worked up, but the project team said that any forthcoming proposals will seek to re-use the site to make a positive contribution to the Northern Quarter and create a more positive experience in what is a key route through Manchester. The corner building is empty and said to be in an endangered state, while the upper floors of the pub building are also now vacant.
Gary Bell, development surveyor for Altrincham-registered Eastern Green, said: “The team at Eastern Green have been working hard to understand the history, interest and condition of the site so we can ensure that the future use of this site makes a positive contribution to our city centre.
“This is a prominent site and one which we know can have a significant impact on the wider regeneration of the Piccadilly Gardens area as whole. We are committed to the reuse this site and to playing a role in supporting growth and regeneration in this part of the city centre.
“This vision is built on a strong commitment to finalising a viable and deliverable scheme that makes a full contribution to the Northern Quarter and the city as a whole, whilst retaining an important historic building that falls within this development, which is the grade two-listed 69-75 Piccadilly.”
Bell added: “It is recognised that this prominent location deserves a high-quality development befitting its setting. However, its setting is not without challenges and we are keen to hear the thoughts of the community on this proposed development as early as possible.”