PLANNING | St John’s 36-storey towers set for consent at bumper Manchester committee

The next phases of development for Allied London at St John’s and Select at Circle Square are included in the list of projects expected to be approved at Manchester City Council’s next planning committee on Thursday 9 March.


St John’s Living

Allied London Denton Corker Marshall

St John’s Living towers, centre and right

Developer: Allied London

Two 36-storey residential towers

Architect: Denton Corker Marshall

Apartments: 610 apartments

Central Village

St Johns Central Village

Developer: Allied London

Office, retail, and live/work apartments over 197,000 sq ft

Parking: 465 spaces

Architect: Cartwright Pickard

Vita Student, Circle Square, Oxford Road

Circle Square Affinity Living

Developer: Select Property Group

Storeys: 18

Apartments: 384

Architect: Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios

Slate Wharf, Plot G, Castlefield

Plot G Castlefield New

Storeys: Three

Apartments: 24

Developer: Waterside

Architect: GA Studios

Whitworth Street/Princess Street

Whitworth Street New Facade Dec 2016

New proposed facade

Developer: Urban & Civic

Application amendment: Replacing approved hotel with 111 flats, changing façade material from terracotta to brick

Total apartments on site: 351

Holiday Inn Express Oldham Roasd

Holiday Inn Express, Central Park

Bedrooms: 120

Architect: Leach Rhodes Walker

Amenities: Nursery and drive-thru

Car park: 461 spaces

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By Jonty

Slate Wharf is DIRE……Trust the NIMBYS of Castlefield like it….

By Schwyz

Slate Wharf looks like the old council houses in the Northern Quarter.

By Manc

Agree with Manc. Don’t let Nimbyfield hear you say that,or there will be another challenge put to the council.Surprised they haven’t whinged about the new Ordsall chord railway bridge,blocking their view of Trinity way.

By Elephant

Where is the SPACE??? Are the council going to continue to allow every available site to be completely packed with dense development without allowing some public space/greenspace? There are plenty of cities which achieve density without filling every pocket with buildings. Has nobody in Manchester heard of climate change and the need for Green Infrastructure to mitigate?

By Ed

There is so much hate towards people that live in Castlefield, it’s disgusting.

So many people who don’t care about Castlefield but always care enough to share their trollish hate.

Also, learn what NIMBY means before you use it. Caring and showing an interest about what is going on in your community is a positive thing.

By !

Elegant design for central village is welcome, it’s unfortunate that they’ve opted for the weird space station like (clad/varying window shapes) for the towers.

By jk

We need to be positive about all development and cheer at the meagre smidgins of private outside space occasionally provided. HURRAY FOR MANCHESTER!

By Rooney

Building on Plot G granted. What a crying shame.

Shame on you #MeekCityCouncil !

By People need space, especially in city centres.

Do MCC ever turn anything down?

By Nordyne

Only the opportunities to cooperate with other cities and pursue their own interests.

By Emperor of the North

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