Renaker tables plans for Manchester’s tallest building
At 213 metres, the 71-storey skyscraper is just one part of a five-tower cluster that could deliver 2,388 homes.
Renaker has submitted a planning application for the 642-apartment skyscraper, the next phase of its skyline-transforming Great Jackson Street masterplan.
The emerging neighbourhood has already seen thousands of homes delivered with more under construction. The masterplan also boasts Manchester’s current tallest building, South Tower at Deansgate Square.
The 71-storey tower would overtake South Tower as Manchester’s tallest building and become the UK’s tallest building outside London.
Designed by SimpsonHaugh Architects, the skyscraper would feature a restaurant on its 71st floor and sit in the middle of a cluster of four other towers.
A viability assessment written by Renaker placed the project’s development value at £304m, showing a 10% margin for the developer. There is no affordable housing proposed in the scheme.
To learn more about the scheme, search for reference number 137227/FO/2023 on Manchester City Council’s planning portal.
Plans for the other four skyscrapers that make up this cluster have been lodged separately. These applications detail two towers at 47 storeys and two at 51 storeys. The application reference number for these skyscrapers is 137226/FO/2023 on the Manchester City Council planning portal.
Overall, the scheme – which features a 20,000 sq ft office block – will see 2,388 homes delivered across just over 1.2 acres, including DeTrafford’s former Transition site, which Renaker acquired last year.
Previous plans for the site proposed a 400-home development. Renaker’s latest scheme would see the density of the development turbocharged and would bring the total number of homes delivered or in the pipeline at Great Jackson Street to more than 7,000.
The project team for the latest Great Jackson Street tower cluster includes structural engineer DP Squared, transport and flood risk consultant Curtins, wind microclimate and climate change consultant WSP, fire engineer Tenos, ecologist ERAP, and arboricultural consultant Godwins.
Also on the team: TPM Landscape, Element Sustainability, Fisher Acoustics, and Stephen Levrant Heritage Architecture.
GIA is the solar glare, daylight, sunlight, and overshadowing consultant. Enzygo is the air quality expert and FutureServ is the lighting strategy lead. Chris Burnett Associates is the TVIA consultant and Ambiente is leading on verified views.
Deloitte is the planning consultant for the project.
Great Jackson Street: the story so far
So far, Renaker has completed six buildings within the masterplan area. These include the four-tower Deansgate Square cluster, Elizabeth Tower, and Victoria Residence.
Together, these buildings comprise 2,172 homes.
Blade and Three60, both 51 storeys tall and providing a combined 855 homes, are under construction.
Renaker also has planning consent for two more skyscrapers on Plot F, these will see another 988 apartments hit the market once complete, although work is yet to commence.
Another scheme, Park Place, has planning permission for more than 1,000 homes on Plot G but is owned by Great Jackson Street Estates, rather than Renaker.
Renaker also sold the listed Bridgewater House to Watch This Space last year. Plans to convert the building into 53 apartments are awaiting approval by Manchester City Council