PLANNING | B&M Bargains, Bruntwood and Boot make Manchester list

Offices, city centre apartments and a statement multi-storey car park have all been recommended for approval at Manchester City Council’s next planning committee, due to take place on Thursday 17 November.


Circle Square car park

Circle Square car park hotel

  • Architect: Feilden Clegg Bradley
  • Floors: 21
  • Hotel beds: 150
  • Retail space: 2,800 sq ft
  • Car park spaces: 1,100
  • Developer: Bruntwood

2 Union Street, Northern Quarter

Red Lion Street 2

  • Developer: Red Lion Street
  • Architect: NC Homes
  • Floors: 7-10
  • Number of apartments: 40

No1 Lord Street, Green Quarter

No1 Lord Street 2

  • Floors: 16 floors
  • Apartments: 192
  • Developer: Anglesource, run by B&M bosses the Arora brothers
  • Architect: Leach Rhodes Walker

The Silk Works, Atkinson Street

Silk Works Atkinson Street

  • Redevelopment of Invicta House
  • Developer: Henry Boot and Vision Developments
  • Architect: Northmill
  • Offices: 50,000 sq ft

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Why mention B&M Bargains, just for your headline.

Nice MSCP though.

By Peter Stoba

Absolutely amazing alliteration

By Zebith

All these proposed developments look very pleasing on the eye & blend well generically with their surroundings. I am particularly impressed with Circle Square Car park/Hotel. It is a beautiful unusual design (not the usual concrete & glass ‘anycity’ structures favoured by Manchester ‘s establishment Architectural companies) and will become an iconic Manchester landmark.

By Anthony Fallon

All look good! Especially the car park. Great to see an unusual design for a change

By David

I think the car park is in danger of looking like the Contact theatre.

That said, a car park/hotel next to a motorway is the best kind of temporary building to play around with architecturally.

By .

Circle Square Car Park looks like a bad re-cladding of a 1960s horror.
2 Union Street looks alright, nice brickwork.
No1 Lord Street, Green Quarter looks like a 1960s horror.
The Silk Works looks fantastic.

By Zebith

The circle square car park is, of course, awesome. As is the Contact theatre for that matter, not that there’s much in common between the two buildings other than the use of some well executed imagination and flair.

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