Renaker Crown Street Elizabeth Tower Deansgate Square
Victoria Residence and Elizabeth Tower were designed by SimpsonHaugh

Renaker completes Victoria Residence  

Dan Whelan

The developer has reached practical completion of the 21-storey apartment scheme, the smaller of two towers being delivered as the first phase of the Crown Street project in Manchester. 

Victoria Residence, designed by architect SimpsonHaugh, topped out in November 2019. The tower features a mix of 180 one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments and townhouses. 

Construction of the neighbouring Elizabeth Tower, a 51-storey skyscraper, is ongoing. 

Elizabeth Tower comprises 484 apartments and features a swimming pool on the 44th floor. 

Phase two of Crown Street is made up of two 52-storey skyscrapers called Blade and Cylinder, plans for which were approved by Manchester City Council in July.  

Construction of Blade began in September. 

All four towers at Crown Street were designed by SimpsonHaugh and Deloitte Real Estate was the planning consultant.

Renaker has a strong presence in the Deansgate area of Manchester. In addition to the four towers at Crown Street, the developer is also on site building the 180-apartment Castle Wharf on the opposite side of the A56. 

Deansgate Square, a four-tower build-to-rent cluster comprising more than 1,500 apartments, is complete. Legal & General has acquired the North and West towers at Deansgate Square.

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Actually prefer the look of this to the nearby Deansgate square. The Elizabeth Tower will be quite something when completed. It will be good to see this area develop as the cluster it was designed to become and should balance the cluster in Greengate on the Salford side of the city centre.

By Nve

I cycle past this on my way into town. It’s really good to see some presence and activation at street level around there, something which the older schemes on the other side of the road in Castlefield really lack.

By Bradford

Could something be done with Chester Road? The wildflower garden is great but the road is treeless. We don’t live in Phoenix [Arizona]. That could be a beautiful tree-lined boulevard all the way from White City, yet it looks like a desert.

By Elephant

There are a few places like this that could form part of Manchester’s City of Trees project.
Manchester city centre doesn’t just need more green spaces, it needs trees linking them.

By Anonymous