Town Centre Securities has started preparing for the construction of Burlington House, the SimpsonHaugh-designed residential block planned on Manchester’s Tariff Street.
The 90,000 sq ft canalside project within the 14.5-acre Piccadilly Basin development area, owned by TCS, is due to start on site in January.
Burlington House will total 91 apartments, and is the first building in a 1,080-home plan being delivered by a joint venture between TCS and Leeds-based Highgrove Group.
A £300m masterplan was approved by Manchester City Council last week. Proposals include the development of up to 250,000 sq ft of offices and retail, alongside the homes, over a seven-year period.
Parts of Piccadilly Basin have already been rebuilt by TCS since the previous masterplan was approved in 1998. In addition to the development of BDP’s office building, the Urban Exchange Retail Village and a multi-storey car park, 150 apartments were created at Vantage Quay and Jackson’s Warehouse with the listed Carver’s Warehouse restored and extended to house local start-ups.
The phased development of apartments will be brought forward by Belgravia Living Group, a subsidiary of Highgrove, while TCS continues to own and maintain the estate.
TCS is also conducting site investigation works on Ducie Street, on a plot earmarked for a hotel. A planning application is due to be submitted by the end of the year, alongside applications for the next residential blocks.