November start for Oxygen prep works

Demolition to make way for Property Alliance Group’s 31-storey Oxygen tower planned for near Manchester’s Piccadilly station is due to begin in the coming weeks.

oxygen-demolitionPreparatory work is already underway at the Store Street site, and main contractor Russells Construction is set to begin on full demolition of the buildings on the plot and early enabling works next week.

A start date for the main phase of construction is yet to be confirmed.

The high-rise residential scheme was approved by Manchester City Council in March.

Designed by 5plus Architects, Oxygen includes 345 apartments and 12 townhouses, alongside leisure facilities and rooftop gardens.

The townhouses wrap around the base of the tower. The development also features allotments and a 24-hour concierge.

The project is due to complete in 2018.

Oxygen is being marketed to overseas investors. A standard two-bedroom apartment starts at £240,000, while the three-bedroom townhouses are on sale for £450,000.

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Great…really like this design

By David

Fantastic seeing the rapid expansion of the city. Will form a key breakthrough site on the Bradford Road/Store Street junction. Hope it spurs on development at Central Retail Park!

By Ancoats Lurker

Yes, I was in Manchester on Thursday and it’s hard to comprehend the amount of work that’s going on and being planned – Salford too !

By phildered

i’d love to see the mortgage valuations on PC as do I think GBP 450 psf is a little excessive!! but hey a fool and their money are easily parted!!

By Steve

Promising to be an amazing scheme!

By Steve1

This whole area is set to be filled out nicely.

By Schwyz

“Oxygen is being marketed to overseas investors” / Oxygen exarcerbates the housing crisis

By Jonty

Looks a bit fortress-y around the lower levels; a bit over-bearing.

Not sure about it.

By Mizzer

Looks nice enough.What is happening with NOMA at the corner of Swan street and Rochdale road?Everyything seems to have ground to a halt on that site.

By Elephant

Good to see it going ahead. I hope to hear news soon about progress with the Central Retail redevelopment. Those nice new apartments at Oxygen may not have their Peak District views for long once the ‘Landmark Tower’ at Central Retail redevelopment is built…

By Dan

I would like to know what is the actual name of the property, Oxygen or Oxygen Tower? Why are they used in the article?

By William Chan

The name is Oxygen and there is three towers.

By Ronnie

Far too tall for this part of the city. It will completely overshadow the fringes of the Northern Quarter and ruin the open feeling of the area which currently has pleasant canalside walks.

By David

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