PLANNING | Approval for Bridge Street office, city centre flats

Plans from developer Vision for a 43,000 sq ft office to be built next to Manchester Hall have been granted planning permission despite objections from John Rylands Library, while smaller residential schemes in the city have also been approved.

The projects were signed-off at the Manchester City Council planning committee on Thursday 1 June.


44-48 Bridge Street

Bridge Street From DG

Developer: Vision

Architect: AHR

Offices: 43,700 sq ft

Height: Eight storeys

23 New Mount Street


Developer: Capital New Mount

Scheme: Office-to-resi conversion

Flats: 59

Architect: Axis

3-5 St John Street

Richer Sounds Deansgate

Developer: JR Properties, sister company of Richer Sounds

Architect: Cartwright & Gross

Scheme: Office-to-resi conversion, roof extension

Flats: 12

Planner: Euan Kellie Property Solutions

Land North of Melland Road Playing Fields, Gorton

Melland Playing Fields

Developer: Great Places Housing Group

Homes: 131

Architect: Nicol Thomas

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Infill sites like Melland Road are so important. Hopefully Great Places have a decent scheme lined up for the site that will help improve perceptions and functioning of the neighbourhood.

By Place maker

what’s changing at St John Street?

By .

The Bridge Street development is a shocker, but seems par for the course nowadays.

By Loganberry

@By – couple of floors being added to the existing Richer Sounds building


I disagree with you Loganberry, but maybe that’s northern England for you, were things better in the past?

By Hewitt

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