Acting on behalf of Homezzz, the residential arm of aparthotel operator Roomzzz, Axis Architecture has outlined plans to convert serviced offices on New Mount Street in Manchester’s New Cross into 66 apartments.
The site near Angel Meadows, purchased by Homezzz in April this year, focusses on a grade-two listed building dating back to the 1870s, which was previously used by the Co-operative Printing Society. This building was subsequently extended in 1906, followed by a further addition in the 1920s.
Buildings on the site are primarily used as serviced offices covering around 50,000 sq ft.
Axis’ proposals feature 66 homes and include a restoration and re-use of the original entrance to the site on School Street, together with the creation of an “internal street” with a glazed atrium, which follows the line of the original Back New Mount Street.
The main building six-storey will feature the bulk of the apartments, primarily two-beds, while a rooftop extension to a section built in the 1920s will feature a number of duplex units.
Existing tenants of the office have already been served notice and will vacate the building by September this year.
The professional team on the project also includes CBRE as planner, Hydrock, and Stephen Levrant Heritage Architecture. The construction management plan has been prepared by Colbre Projects.
The site previously secured planning consent for an office-to-residential conversion to 59 apartments in June last year but these plans were never progressed.
These were submitted on behalf of London-based developer Capital New Mount.