PLANNING | Manchester approves 450 flats and hospital bridge

Housing across Castlefield and the Northern Quarter, and a corridor bridge within Manchester’s University Hospital campus, were granted consent by the city’s planning committee yesterday.


Glenbrook Ellesmere Street AEW

Project: 232 flats for private rent

Location: Ellesmere Street, Castlefield

Developer: Glenbrook

Architect: AEW

Glenbrook’s first scheme in Manchester for the private rented sector, the eight to 12-storey project will include 232 flats, as well as common areas, concierge facilities, gym, storage areas, basement car parking with residents’ car hire facilities and a cycle store area.


DeTrafford roof gardens

Project: 86 homes and three commercial units

Location: Chester Road

Developer: DeTrafford Estates Group

Architect: Ollier Smurthwaite

Planner: Paul Butler Associates

The latest phase of DeTrafford Estates Group’s City Gardens project includes extensive roof top gardens and balconies. The scheme sits alongside two other developments by DeTrafford, the Sky Gardens, and 1 Ellesmere Street


Oldham Street Kempton Homes

Project: 100 apartments

Location: 76-82 Oldham Street, Northern Quarter

Developer: Kempton Homes

Architect: Hodder & Partners

The site of the former Dobbins department store which was damaged by a fire in 2013 and demolished, Kempton’s project will deliver two blocks of between four- and eight-storeys.


Grafton Street Helipad bridge link

Project: Hospital corridor link bridge

Location: Grafton Street

Developer: Bruntwood for Central Manchester University Hospital NHS Trust

Architect: Sheppard Robson

Connecting a proposed helipad on top of Grafton Street car park with Central Manchester University Hospital, the design is 130 metres long, and will sit 12 metres above street-level. The bridge will be clad in reflective metal panels.

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Cool. Can we start to see one of these for Liverpool please?

By Gregg

I like the bridge.There is another bridge at the MRI which is striking too.

By Elephant

there’s got to be stuff actually happening for them to do an article on it gregg

By Anonymous

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