PLANNING | Shudehill aparthotel returns to Manchester committee

Manchester City Council’s first planning meeting of the year could see a decision finally made on plans by Fred Done’s development company Salboy for a 13-storey aparthotel at Shudehill, which has proved to be one of the most contentious recent buildings proposed in the city.

Capital & Centric’s residential conversion of Talbot Mill also returns to the committee after a deferral, and sits on the agenda alongside a 1,200-place school, plans for StayCity’s fourth Manchester hotel, and a multi-storey car park at The Christie Hospital.


Zoku Aparthotel, Back Turner Street and Shudehill

5plus Hotel Shudehill

Developer: Fred Done’s Salboy & Factory Estates

Architect: 5plus

Planner: Euan Kellie Property Solutions

Bedrooms: 122

Storeys: Four to 13

The controversial scheme returns to the committee for a second time, having already been deferred twice. December’s committee saw a heated debate around the project, with several objectors in the room, and councillors came close to voting to reject.

While councillors called for a reduction in height in the Shudehill element of the building, and asked for clarification on the waste management statregy, according to planning documents the applicant has returned the scheme without changes and asked that it be decided on in its current form.


Talbot Mill, Ellesmere Street

Talbot Mill

Developer: Capital & Centric

Architect: Shedkm

Apartments: 202

Storeys: Four to nine

The conversion of the existing mill complex was deferred from the last meeting, due to concerns over the lack of parking provision.


Nutsford Vale School, Gorton

Nutsford Vale School

Developer: Manchester City Council

Size: 90,000 sq ft

Architect: Ellis Williams

Contractor: Laing O’Rourke

Planner: Turley

The three-storey building will provide 1,200 school places, and as well as classrooms includes a sports hall with four courts, and a studio. Some local residents are hoping to halt the construction of the new school, and have launched a petition against developing on the land. The school is estimated to take up roughly one-third of the Nutsford Vale site.

Residents argued that the site, as a former landfill, was home to “domestic, commercial and industrial waste including hazardous chemical waste that may be carcinogenic, corrosive, and poisonous”, and said the site would be “unsafe” for children. There are also objections due to the loss of green space.


StayCity, New Cross

New Cross StayCity 1

The hotel will be StayCity’s fourth site in Manchester

Developer: Catalyst Capital

Operator: StayCity

Bedrooms: 224

Architect: SimpsonHaugh

Planner: How

The Christie Hospital Car Park

The Christie Car Park Interserve 1

Developer: Christie NHS Foundation Trust

Storeys: Four

Spaces: 818

Architect: AFL

Planner: Turley

The Kingsway, Levenshulme

The Kingsway


Developer: Cube Great Places

Homes: 31

Architect: Bowker Sadler

Planner: Euan Kellie Property Solutions


Application was first made in 2016 but was withdrawn after issues with scale. The current application was submitted in August 2017.


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