PLANNING | St John’s tower and Hallé extension set for consent
The tallest building in Allied London’s redevelopment at St John’s, and a new rehearsal space for the Hallé orchestra in Ancoats, are recommended for approval at Manchester’s next planning committee.
St John’s Place
At the site of the Globe & Simpson building and Albert Shed warehouse, Allied London is proposing a four-building cluster reaching up to 52 storeys.
The plans for a mix of apartments, hotels and retail units form part of the approved masterplan for the 13-acre former Granada Studios site on the edge of Manchester city centre.
St John’s Place will vary in height from 52 storeys, to 18, eight and four floors. Overall, the four buildings will feature 387 apartments, 313 hotel rooms, and 14 apartments.
Nadler Hotel will operate from the lower storeys of the tallest building, taking the first 18 floors in the 52-storey tower.
SimpsonHaugh & Partners is the architect, Deloitte is the planner.
Hallé St Peter’s
Architect Stephenson Studio was appointed earlier this year by the Hallé orchestra, to design a modern extension to the Hallé St Peter’s rehearsal space in Ancoats.
The conversion of the former church completed in 2013 and, subject to planning approval, there will be a second phase of work to increase the range of events that can place at the site, both for the Hallé Concerts Society and the local community.
The Hallé has entered into an agreement for a 999-year lease of the land required for the extension with owner, the Homes & Communities Agency, from whom the church is also rented, both at peppercorn rents.
Manchester City Council’s planning committee will meet on Thursday 20 October.