Renaker expands Castlefield pipeline with more flats

Renaker Build has announced its plans for a further 188 apartments in Manchester’s Castlefield, on a vacant plot near to its skyscraper cluster approved earlier this year and currently under construction at Owen Street.

The development at 2-4 Chester Road will see two apartment blocks of between eight and 21 storeys, made up of a mix of one, two and three-bedroom flats and penthouses targeted at the high-end residential market. The buildings include underground parking, communal landscaped terrace, leisure facilities and concierge services.

The 40,000 sq ft plot is currently scrubland on the edge of Castlefield Basin.

A planning application is due to be submitted later this month. The scheme is designed by OMI Architects, with planning advice provided by Deloitte Real Estate.

On the opposite side of Chester Road, at the end of Deansgate, Renaker is on site with 1,500 apartments, being delivered across four towers of 66, 52, 46 and 39 storeys respectively. The architect is SimpsonHaugh & Partners.


Owen Street towers

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This is much needed and an excellent design. Hope it goes ahead.

By Tom

It’s nice but maybe they should have used red brick?


Looks like a good scheme. I saw the consultation images and it should re-activate the Chester Road frontage and re-connect down to the canal. If the corner plot opposite gets redeveloped (as they have permission for) as well it will form a great new gateway to Deansgate.

By Bradford

The Castlefield Forum are going to be throwing their dummies out on this one , if Renaker can get this one up and running as fast as their others then they will be the go to guys of the future.

By Barny

Does anyone know where there are anymore design visuals? It would be nice to see the deisgn from different view points

By David

That is a glossy marketing shot, it is never going to be seen from that angle unless you’re in a helicopter.

In the real-life depictions it just doesn’t look finished.

Looks average from Chester Road. Looks out of place from the basin. Will look rubbish from all angles in 10-20 years.

By T

On a positive; it is good to see the site used and I hope they do install the connective steps to the basin that are mentioned in the plans.

By T

That plot needs something of quality, but not sure if this is it.

By Schwyz

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