Developers Allied London have revealed a £1 billion redevelopment vision for the former ITV Granada Studios site. The developers, who also built Spinningfields, plan to create an entirely new city centre village called St John’s Quarter and this major transformation will include:
- Up to 3,000 new apartments
- A network of creative businesses
- A major cultural venue as the focal point
- A new ‘event’ hotel in the old ITV headquarters
- A series of new towers
The development, which is planned to be completed in 2022, is designed by Beetham Tower architect Ian Simpson and will form a key part of the area’s regeneration.
CEO of Allied London, Michael Ingall, said : “Our plans have been developed to open up a key part of the city that has largely been cut off to the public for decades.
“It’s an exciting opportunity for Manchester: for the families that want to live in the city, the exciting start-up tech and digital businesses starting to flourish - with Manchester voted top of the start–up cities index - and change the balance of the economy and visitors, who want a unique base to enjoy and share in the city’s culture and heritage.”