Superstan changes tack after double Burnage refusal
Having twice met with rejection over its plans for a new-build apartment scheme off Kingsway, the developer is now proposing a smaller-scale office-to-resi conversion.
Superstan has lodged an application with Manchester City Council requesting permission to convert an existing office building on the site into apartments.
The scheme, if approved, would feature 24 homes, significantly fewer units than were proposed in two previous redevelopment proposals.
In 2020, the developer lost an appeal over Manchester City Council decision to reject a 147-apartment scheme at the former Kingsway Business Centre. Superstan appealed this decision but lost.
The authority also rejected the developer’s bid to build 90 flats on the same site 2022, a decision that was upheld at appeal earlier this year.
One of the main concerns the city council had was over a lack of on-site parking spaces. The latest iteration of the scheme, designed by Condy Lofthouse Architects, features 31 spaces.
To learn more about the scheme, search for reference number 138733/P3MA/2023 on Manchester City Council’s planning portal.
Earlier this week, plans emerged for a 112-home build-to-rent scheme on a neighbouring site.