Plans in for Vinoly-designed flats
The application for Manchester Life’s seventh scheme in the Ancoats and New Islington area, designed by Rafael Vinoly, has gone in for consideration by the city council.
The 171-home project sits on the Vesta site between Old Mill Street and the Ashton Canal.
The site has long been earmarked for residential development, and consents have been granted previously. Since being cleared it has been used for surface car parking and a compound for works on the adjacent Islington Wharf Mews.
Manchester Life is targeting a completion date of mid-2019.
The Vinoly scheme is stepped from seven storeys on the Ashton Canal side, up to eight storeys and then nine at the Old Mill Street frontage. The whole scheme will be available for sale, a section of the market that Manchester Life believes to be currently under-served in the area, with the 155 apartments for sale among the 1,000-plus units in its first phase schemes selling rapidly.
The Vesta site project will be made up of 54 one-bedroom apartments, 98 two-bedroom apartments, eight three-bedroom apartments, five three-bedroom duplexes, three four-bedroom duplexes and three four-bedroom townhouses.
Earlier this week, Manchester Life revealed the designs for its eighth and ninth projects, at New Little Mill and the Lampwick car park, delivering a total of 281 homes.