Sparkle Street , JRL Urban and Central, p Counter Context

The development is around 100 metres from Manchester Piccadilly. Credit: Virtual Planit

Plans tabled for £75m Manchester resi

Working with Central and Urban, JRL Group has submitted proposals for a 359-home scheme close to Piccadilly station. 

Rising to 28 storeys, the SimpsonHaugh-designed scheme would cost £75m to build, according to a viability appraisal by CBRE. Midgard, JRL’s construction arm, is lined up to deliver the Manchester project. 

The development would feature one, two-, and three-bedroom build-to-rent apartments and townhouses on the corner of Sparkle Street and Store Street.  

The scheme aims to build on development momentum in the surrounding area.   

Property Alliance Group’s Oxygen tower is north of JRL and Central and Urban’s site, while M1 Piccadilly’s proposed gold tower would be constructed on an adjoining plot. Mayfield, whose first phase alone will cost £400m to build, is also close by.  

The developers behind the latest Store Street proposals are relatively new to Manchester. JRL Group has been active in the city since 2018 and Midgard is currently delivering CDL Hospitality Trusts’ Castings scheme, which is a short distance away.  

Central and Urban has so far stuck to hotels in Manchester. It has delivered a StayCity aparthotel in Ancoats and a Maldron hotel off Oxford Road. 

JRL and Central and Urban consulted on the scheme last July and have now submitted a planning application to Manchester City Council. 

To learn more about the proposals, search for reference number 139986/FO/2024 on Manchester City Council’s planning portal. 

Deloitte is advising on planning, Re-form is the landscape architect, and Curtins is the structural engineer. 

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That’s a really nice scheme (having skimmed through the D&A), this new district is looking very smart and cohesive (and a nice contrast to the glass heavy clusters elsewhere around the city).

By Anonymous

This looks good. There is real density happening here now.

By Elephant

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