Wrather eyes Castlefield for 53 flats

A company led by developer Bill Wrather is proposing to build a 13-storey tower in Manchester city centre, near to the Bridgewater Viaduct in Castlefield.

Turley has submitted a planning application for the scheme at the junction of Chester Road and Deansgate, known as Bridgewater Point, on behalf of Knott Mill Securities.

The tower, designed by Ombler Iwanowski Architects, will include 53 apartments and a ground floor commercial unit. The flats are a mix of one and two-bedroom homes, each of which will exceed recognised space standards. The building will be set within its own garden, and each home will benefit from a private balcony.

The site lies on the edge of the Great Jackson Street regeneration area of Manchester.

A public consultation on the proposals was held in October 2015, co-ordinated by Turley Engagement.

It is hoped that a decision on the planning application will be announced in February 2016.

Stephen Bell, Manchester office director at Turley, said: “This development provides an excellent opportunity to deliver a high-quality building at a key and prominent gateway to the city centre. This scheme will set the tone for the Great Jackson Street Quarter and will add impetus to the revitalisation of this area of the city.”

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