PJ Livesey selects team for Chorlton shopping centre
Architect Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios will lead the professional team to design and deliver a new residential-led scheme at the suburban Manchester site.
PJ Livesey Group was selected in March by the Greater Manchester Pension Fund as development partner to lead the transformation of the site.
FCB Studios has now been appointed to work alongside the company’s in-house architectural team on initial designs for the 3.2-acre site which will also include retail aimed at independent operators, together with extensive landscaping.
Jonathan Thompson from LTL Property has been retained to advise on the retail offer. Avison Young will be working alongside PJ Livesey’s in-house planners.
The site, bounded by Barlow Moor Road, Wilbraham Road and Nicolas Road, comprises the shopping centre, together with Graeme House and an adjoining 200-space surface car park
According to a development framework adopted by Manchester City Council in 2017, the site could accommodate up to 190 homes.
PJ Livesey development director James Woodmansee said: “The site presents a huge opportunity to create something very special that not only provides a wide mix of new housing but serves the mix of retail operators that make Chorlton so special.
“We will be working with the best architects and consultants to make this happen and we want to take the residents of Chorlton on this journey with us.”
Public consultation will begin in early summer, with Font Communications appointed to lead events and community engagement.
The aim is to have initial designs by late summer for community comment with revised plans later in the year leading to a detailed planning application early in 2024. The site has been in the pipeline for more than a decade.
Ernst ter Horst, who leads Feilden Clegg Bradley in Manchester, said: “This is a truly exciting opportunity for us to collaborate with PJ Livesey on one of Manchester’s exciting and thriving suburban centres. A number of our team are local – adding to our understanding of the place and also our commitment to making this a great success.”