The office element of the three-part revamp of the Manchester site has been given the go-ahead, while a planning application for the 27-storey residential portion is expected soon.
The vacant Premier House is to be partly demolished and revamped to provide 40,000 sq ft of Grade A office space, under approved plans from Property Alliance Group and US Investor Starwood Capital.
In addition, the office scheme will feature:
- An improved entrance on the corner of Deansgate and Blackfriars Street
- New retail/leisure floorspace at ground floor level creating a new active frontage
- Refreshed facades across all elevations to modernise and enliven the appearance of the building
The approval of the second part of the project leaves just the 300-apartment tower left to be approved.
The hotel portion of Property Alliance Group and Starwood Capital’s £200m redevelopment of the Renaissance site was approved by the city council in August.
SH Hotels & Resorts, an affiliate of US-based investor Starwood Capital, is to operate the 216-bedroom hotel under its Treehouse brand.
Jon Matthews Architects is leading on design and Avison Young is the planning consultant.