PLANNING | Allied London, Urban & Civic, Select and Bruntwood secure Manchester approvals

Two 36-storey towers at St John’s, offices and homes at Siemens’ Didsbury site, and the latest block at Circle Square were among projects granted planning permission by Manchester City Council today.


St John’s Living towers –  Renamed ‘Nickel & Dime’

Allied London Denton Corker Marshall

St John’s Place, left, Nickel & Dime, centre and right

Developer: Allied London

Two 36-storey residential towers

Architect: Denton Corker Marshall

Apartments: 610 apartments

Central Village – Renamed ‘Manchester Goods Yard’

Manchester Goods Yard

Developer: Allied London

Office, retail, and live/work apartments over 197,000 sq ft

Parking: 465 spaces

Architect: Cartwright Pickard

Siemens site, Princess Road, Didsbury

Bruntwood Office Siemens

Developer: Bruntwood

Offices: 23,500 sq ft

Floors: Three

Architect: Sheppard Robson

Homes at Siemens site, Didsbury

PJ Livesey Didsbury Calderpeel

Developer: PJ Livesey

Architect: Calderpeel

Apartments: 44

Townhouses: 23

Vita Student, Circle Square, Oxford Road

 Circle Square Affinity Living

Developer: Select Property Group

Storeys: 18

Apartments: 384

Architect: Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios

Slate Wharf, Plot G, Castlefield

 Plot G Castlefield New

Storeys: Three

Apartments: 24

Developer: Waterside

Architect: GA Studios

Whitworth Street/Princess Street – Renamed ‘Manchester New Square’ 


Developer: Urban & Civic

Application amendment: Replacing approved hotel with 111 flats, changing façade material from terracotta to brick

Total apartments now planned on site: 351

Architect: SimpsonHaugh & Partners

Holiday Inn Express, Central Park

Holiday Inn Express Oldham Roasd

Bedrooms: 120

Architect: Leach Rhodes Walker

Amenities: Nursery and drive-thru

Car park: 461 spaces

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Nickel and Dime? What is the story behind that?

By Elephant

Nickels and dimes are the same colour…???? A Manchester name please..We are NOT AMERICANS!!!

By Schwyz

What about Jack and Vera?

By Elephant

Nickel & Dime…a diversion from the pedestrian architecture

By Anonymous

Love the Castlefield one. Great design and fits in perfectly with the surrounding buildings.

By David

The hotel at Central Park incorporates a drive-thru nursery?

By Mum of the year

Everything looks great bar plotG cast field!!! What a disgusting building to throw up in such a beautiful area! Architects and developers should be ashamed of selves for such low standard development!

By Danny kelly

In that area Mum of the year,it is more likely to be a Drive-by.

By Elephant

Talk about dropping the kids off!

By Soapy

Vertical PRS ghettos. Miserable boxes for future generations to be trapped in cycles of institutional renting breathing polluted air on the feted vomit puddled streets. Home ownership is to be distant and unobtainable dream.

By Anonymous

Agree with anonymous – these particularly the nickel and dime ones – terrible name, look like those tower blocks near salford shopping city. Now they’ve been given new facades. I do wonder if when there’s another recession in the future and they’re empty they’ll become council flats. Too many people too keen to profit to consider that being a very real reality though.

By Pretty Realist Sceptic

Manchester is going to be incredible.


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