Sign-off expected for £30m Mulbury flats

Jessica Middleton-Pugh

Manchester City Council is set to approve specialist housing developer Mulbury Homes’ plans for a 14-storey apartment block in Ancoats, its first foray into the private rented sector.

Designed by Tim Groom Architects, the 134-flat scheme at 74–88 Great Ancoats Street will include a mix of studio, one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments with balconies.

The tower will range from eight to 14 storeys with communal roof gardens.

Mulbury Homes is understood to also be considering potential sites around Great Ancoats Street for further PRS developments.

All apartment types have been designed to meet the newly adopted London Design Guide Space Standards.

The ground floor includes a reception and lobby as well as 6,000 sq ft of offices.

Deloitte Real Estate is planning consultant.

If planning permission is received, the development could start on site in January 2016 and be completed by summer 2017.

Council planning officers have recommended the scheme for approval ahead of a committee meeting on Thursday 17 September. The council is also expected to approve the development of 66 apartments by Forshaw Land & Property Group on a car park in Simpson Street, Ancoats.

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