More than 1,000 new apartments have been approved for Manchester city centre - including matching twin skyscrapers on the edge of Castlefield.
Two 36-storey towers have been approved for land near the old ITV site at Water Street, an 18-storey block at Oxford Road’s former BBC site, a clutch of new buildings on Princess Street and a further 24 flats in Castlefield basin.
One of the Castlefield skyscrapers will be located next to Water Street and the V&A hotel, near to the Museum of Science and Industry. This will form part of the huge St John’s regeneration project in the city.
Elsewhere in the city centre another tower was approved for the huge redevelopment of the former BBC site on Oxford Road, known as Circle Square. That will see an 18-storey block of 384 serviced apartments built on Charles Street, next to the residential development already under way as part of plans for a new neighbourhood around the River Medlock.
These new developments are further evidence of the amount of investment coming into the city as well as Manchester’s ambitions to redefine its skyline and provide high quality accommodation for the city’s ever-increasing professional audience.Read the full article here