A planning application is expected in February for Renaker’s latest development in Manchester’s Great Jackson Street development area, following a public consultation session yesterday.
The site to be developed is part of Plot C within the development framework for the area, where the Mancunian Way joins with Chester Road, with Crown Street at the centre of the plot.
The tallest part of the scheme is to be 52 storeys, reaching a height of 152m, with another 22-storey building alongside. Combined, the two buildings will offer a total of 665 one-to-three bedroom apartments.
Anodised copper cladding is to be used on the scheme, and the taller of the towers will have a swimming pool on the 48th floor, while a number of two-storey townhouses will be built on the side of the site facing into the Great Jackson Street area. The project also includes retail units fronting Chester Road.
Renaker intends to start construction in the third quarter of this year. The scheme is designed by SimpsonHaugh, with Deloitte as planning advisor.
A fresh masterplan for the Great Jackson Street area was put forward by Manchester City Council in November, hoping to set in place a planning context for the part of the city that has become not only a development hotspot, but a location where tall buildings are encouraged.
The area off Deansgate is already home to Renaker’s 1,508-apartment Owen Street project, made up of four buildings ranging between 64 and 44 storeys in height. The total site covers 19.3 acres.
The new masterplan includes more than 5,500 additional units across seven individual plots.