PLANNING | Arundel Street returns to committee
Salboy’s overhauled proposals for Back Turner Street in the Northern Quarter, and Logik’s revised plans for a tower at Arundel Street are both heading to Manchester City Council’s planning committee next week, alongside CEG’s High Street development.
The three schemes are all recommended for approval, on the proviso that the developers all agree to make contributions to affordable housing.
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20-36 High Street
Number of apartments: 361
Number of storeys: 22
Retail and leisure space: 12,000 sq ft
Architect: Fielden Clegg Bradley
The proposal from CEG would see the demolition of the 1960s block currently on Manchester’s High Street, to be replaced with a 22-storey building, with apartments on the upper floors, retail and leisure units at street level, and a walkway and atrium cutting through the centre. As part of the plans, the market stalls which are situated along Church Street, including popular operators Jerk Shack and Northern Soul Grilled Cheese, would be relocated closer to the NCP Car Park.
Number of storeys: 23 | 10
Number of apartments: 355
Developer: Logik Developments
After its previous scheme on the site was refused by Manchester City Council, the developer revealed an updated design for the mixed-use project, making significant changes to its height and cladding. The first proposal was for a 35-storey tower and a 10-storey block; the height of the tower has now been dropped, after local residents objected due to its impact on the Castlefield conservation area. Logik is backed by cricketer-turned-TV presenter Andrew Flintoff.
Back Turner Street
Number of storeys: 6 | 17
Ground floor commercial space: 1,755 sq ft
Planning consultant: Euan Kellie
Architect: Jon Matthews
Plans to redevelop the site at Back Turner Street have already had several hearings at planning committee. Fred Done-backed Salboy was denied permission in February 2018 for a 13-storey aparthotel to be operated by Zoku, the decision coming after several deferrals and going against officer recommendations – the committee failing to be swayed despite several changes being made throughout the planning process. Not to be deterred, the developer returned to the market at the end of last year to consult on three residential options for the site, of slightly different heights and layouts. The project in its current form proved most popular at consultation; while higher than the earlier proposals, the scheme has retained a historic warehouse on the plot, and includes a pocket park.