Northern Quarter resi boom continues with latest Done project

A joint venture between Betfred founder Fred Done’s development company Salboy and Factory Estates has submitted a planning application for 183 flats in Manchester’s Northern Quarter.

The site, currently used as a surface level car park, will be redeveloped into a block of up to nine storeys, totalling 183 apartments with four ground floor commercial units and rooftop gardens.

The scheme by the Tibst joint venture has been branded Citu NQ. The architect is IDP Group Architects, based in the Northern Quarter.

Once complete the residential units will be available for open market sale.

Euan Kellie Property Solutions is advising the joint venture, known as Tibst, on the planning application.

Subject to planning approval the development is due to start on site in the first half of 2017.

Ellie Philcox of Euan Kellie Property Solutions, said: “The Tib Street site is only one of the few within the Northern Quarter which remains underutilised, and the proposed development will realise the full potential of this site and provide new homes, as well as commercial space to support the continued regeneration of this part of the city centre.”

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That’s two going up right next to each other, both looking at that multi-storey car park though, with a bit of luck something will be done with that monster soon.

By T

Bring it on. Agree that the horrible multi storey needs to go soon!

By Anonymous

So the northern quarter is losing, the big bird on the substation, the murial on side of the bike store and now losing the trumpet sculpture.

All replaced with bland nowheresville buildings.

It’s worrying times for Manchester, it’s moving at a hell of pace but it’s towards a soulless place, repeatedly destroying the culture that made it.

By Name

What about the big horn?

By Joe

What culture? Its already soulless!

By franz

It would be great if the scheme celebrated the corner with a bit of architectural design like many buildings Manchester do.

By Mark H

Whatever, the place has always had lots of culture and soul and will continue to do so as more young and talented people come
into the city. Per the franz comment, get a life , grow up and concentrate on your own town ie Liverpool.

By phildered

“Always had lots of culture and soul”? Yeah, the Northern Quarter has been around forever, and totally isn’t a recent council-sponsored invention.

The gentrification project there is entering its final phase: inoffensive blandness to cater to the masses. Whatever “culture” or “soul” was ever there isn’t in evidence anymore.

By franz

The Big horn is an eyesore and car park is ugly. This looks quite striking and compliments the older buildings in the area. Hope we see it built soon

By Rob

Great to see homes being built but why the boring boring copy cat architecture. Surely the location could inspire something more appropriate? Lazy.

By Chris

Location deserves so much better. Obviously anything is better than a car park, but that doesn’t mean we have to build “anything”. Agree: lazy.

By franz

My comments on culture and soul were directed at Manchester as a whole not just the NQ, so apologises for any confusion. Getting back to the NQ , I presume the contributors of these pages are a lot younger than myself as I worked in Manchester over 40 years ago and I appreciate the great improvements and advances over the past few years and that’s why I get irritated by the negativity on these pages. Believe me, it’s a far superior city in many ways than 10, 20, 30 …..years ago.

By phildered

A complete yawn of a building.

By 6/10 could do better

Yes, a lot better than it was… Needs renaming as either Ancoats or market quarter for the bit NEAR town…
Arndale needs to go before you can sort out connectivity though…

By Alfie

Alfie: but Ancoats is the other side of the NQ, AWAY from town?

No need to rename any part of the NQ; it is a fairly compact, well-defined area. This scheme is a good example of the final stage of gentrification: blandsville.

By franz

The New York times like Ancoats.It does have great industrial architecture and it is one of the few central areas with some kudos.The Village,The area around Chapel street,The NQ and Ancoats,is about it.Castlefield perhaps.Nowhere in Manchester city centre is autonomous.

By Elephant

I know Franz, other side of Swan Street etc. for Ancoats. But High Street was the centre of all the old markets, and with the new Mackie Mayor about to happen, surely names that relate to that market area past would be better. Northern Quarter was invented by Manchester planners just because it was on the northern bit of their map of the city centre.

By Alfie


By Schwyz

Save the Tib Street Horn!

By Jonty

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