Renaker submits plans for pair of 51-storey towers

The developer is advancing its Crown Street project by submitting an application for 890 apartments across two towers at Great Jackson Street in Manchester city centre. 

The two towers, named Blade and Cylinder, form the second phase of Renaker’s Crown Street development close to Deansgate, and would offer one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments across 950,000 sq ft of residential space. 

The towers are connected at the lower levels by a podium containing 5,200 sq ft of commercial space.  

The plans also include a 210-place primary school, a three-level basement car park and a public park.

The site covers 2.7 acres and is next to Chester Road roundabout and Mancunian Way. 

Blade And Cylinder From Above

From left: The proposed school, Blade, and Cylinder

The 664-apartment first phase of Crown Street comprises the topped-out 21-storey Victoria Tower and the adjoining 51-storey Elizabeth Tower, which is due to be constructed within the next 12 months.  

All four buildings are designed by SimpsonHaugh. 

Crown Street is one of the first phases of development within the masterplan for the Great Jackson Street area. This includes Deansgate Square, Renaker’s four-tower cluster. 

London-based Maslow Capital last October announced financial backing for Crown Street, in the form of a £123m development loan. 

The planner for Crown Street is Deloitte, and TPM is landscape architect. DP Squared is structural engineer, MEP Design is providing building services and Heritage Architecture is also on the project team. 

Vectos, Hoare Lea, WSP and Erap are consulting on transport, fire, fluid dynamics and ecology respectively. 

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