Red Bank is one of seven neighbourhoods proposed within Victoria North. Credit: via MCC

Planning green light to unlock 5,500 Manchester homes 

A £51.6m project to remediate a 25-acre swathe of the £4bn Victoria North masterplan known as Red Bank has been approved by the city council. 

The scheme – which will include land remediation, earthworks and change in site levels – will pave the way for the construction of 5,500 new homes and the first phase of the 113-acre City River Park. 

Manchester City Council submitted a planning application for the remediation project in March and planning approval has now been granted. 

It is hoped that the various infrastructure works across Red Bank will pave the way for future planning applications to be progressed by the city council’s joint venture partner Far East Consortium. 

In total, the near-400-acre Victoria North will deliver 15,000 homes over the next 20 years. 

“Victoria North is one of the largest regeneration programmes the UK has ever seen and will be transformational for our city,” said council leader Cllr Bev Craig. 

“The Red Bank area is largely underused brownfield and unmanaged, unwelcoming scrub land, but will become an attractive new, green neighbourhood.  

“This is a long-term, aspirational programme of regeneration and represents exactly the type of vision we should be striving for in our city to meet demand for new housing.” 

The approval will pave the way for the first phase of a 113-acre park. Credit: via MCC

The project team for the remediation project comprises:

BAM Nuttall – main design & build contractor

Arup (working with BAM) – lead designer

Volkerstevin – flood defence works contractor

Planit-IE –  landscape architect

Turner and Townsend – project delivery consultant

Pell Frischmann – lead technical advisor

Avison Young – planning consultant

The application’s reference number with Manchester City Council is 133143/VO/2022.

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Really good to see some long term approaches in the city. Hope that once complete the park doesn’t turn into a Piccadilly gardens situation from neglected upkeep


Doubts that this will ever happen

By Cal

Get it built, exactly what’s needed in city.

By Anonymous

Not Cal making unsubstantiated comments, surely?

By Anonymous

Hopefully it will transform this rundown area of the city, the river is in dire need of cleaning up its full of rubbish. Look at what has been achieved over at Mayfield, this new Red Bank Park should compliment it.

By Mike

From architectural diagrams to execution many things can and often do go wrong.
History is full of them.
Just look at the farce that is Stockport Town Centre. Money woefully wasted where new and derelict sit together.
New doesn’t always mean better!

By Andy Grey Rider

why dont the council do something about abbey hey and gorton for a change instead of collyhurst,ancoats etc its a dump

By steve southern

Hope provision is included to keep a good amount of greening in the proposed area! In addition doctor’s surgery, shops etc.

By Manc

Why do you doubt it Cal? This seems to be already going ahead. What do you know? Please share.

By Anonymous

I wonder how many affordable homes are included in the scheme ?

By Anonymous

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