Plans in for East Village apartments

Proposals have been revealed for a mixed seven-and-eight storey apartment block on Ducie Street, Manchester, designed by Tim Groom Architects.

The site on Lomax Street, currently used as a car park, sits within the East Village, part of the city’s HS2 Masterplan, and the architect has proposed brick-clad blocks housing 41 apartments, including a mix of one and two-bed flats

Formed of two adjoining blocks, the development’s massing steps down to seven storeys on its Lomax Street frontage with a communal roof terrace planned for this elevation. A cycle store is planned for the Lomax Street side of the building while there are also proposals to improve the streets and street furniture around the development.

The project is being brought forward by Rain City Developments, headed up by Glenn Bell, with Euan Kellie Property Solutions as planner.

The wider East Village area, forming a key part of the arrival gateway from the city’s proposed HS2 station, also features developments by Capital & Centric, which acquired a brownfield plot on the corner of Adair Street and Great Ancoats Street earlier this year.

The professional team also includes Zerum as service engineer; Renaissance Associates as civil and structural engineer; SK Transport as transport planner; Hann Tucker as acoustic consultant; and Urban Green as ecological consultants. Swithenbank Property Consultants is acting as project manager and cost consultant.

Tim Groom Lomax Street 2

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I am a big fan of the CGI’s that come out of Tim Groom, they always look really moody. Quite a modest proposal but all in all a nice scheme.

By Not Elephant

Love the rainy CGI. I think this should be a validation requirement for planning.

By Gene Walker

It looks like a car park – bland, drab brickwork. Why can’t architects come up with something that’s not ‘more of the same’?? Same regimented soulless boxes all over the city, offering poor amenity for residents and banal architecture at best!
Manchester is becoming a city of ‘find a site, stick a box on it’ place with no sense of local distinctiveness or sense community.

By Man at C & A

The miserable tenants will enjoy a splendid view and smell of the die casting factory opposite, and be greeted to the morning song of recycled metal being dropped off the back of a lorry!

By Kieran

Great news, a part of mcr with very good transport links – upcoming part of town no doubt

By B. Bentham

Looks amazing. Nice part of town too, just need to move the Presbar factory elsewhere and this area is on its way to being the city centre residential hub.

By Tony The Tiger

Like the realism of the CGI. Better than it pretending Manchester is 34 degrees and sunny with street packed like Milan as most other CGIs tend towards

By A Developer

The diecastings place opposite is now shut and earmarked for a temporary foodhall. Lucky residents! This building looks great and balconies are a bonus!

By Mr T P C

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