The 130,000 sq ft logistics facility is the first on the site to be built by Beijing Construction Engineering Group, a joint venture partner in Airport City alongside Manchester Airports Group, Carillion and Greater Manchester Pension Fund.
The Liverpool-based developer, known largely for hotels, has marked its entrance into the Manchester market with the launch of flats for sale in Victoria Mill, and has acquired another site in Liverpool for conversion into apartments.
The first planning committee of 2017 saw a variety of proposals come under the scrutiny of councillors, with the £110m Factory arts centre granted consent, a decision on a Renaker scheme in Castlefield postponed, and a private rented sector block in the Northern Quarter approved.
This afternoon, Manchester’s planning committee is expected to approve the £110m Factory arts centre. Ahead of the meeting, Place North West met with architect Ellen van Loon, to discuss the Office for Metropolitan Architecture’s vision for the flagship cultural venue at St John’s.