51-storey high-rise plan fuels Manchester tower boom

Aaron Morby 4 years ago
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Manchester’s tower boom shows no sign of slowing after Renaker Build submitted plans for two new towers next to its Owen Street cluster.

Crown Gate towers will rise to 100m and 186m respectively
Crown Gate towers will rise to 100m and 186m respectively

The Manchester residential high-rise specialist is now planning to build 51-storey and 21-storey residential blocks in the Great Jackson Street district.

Its 1.6ha Crown Gate site fronts Chester Road, Mancunian Way and Deansgate Interchange roundabout. Both buildings will be linked by a podium building, with the full scheme offering over 660 flats for rent.

DQ Investments, a subsidiary of Renaker Build, already has several major scheme on the go in Salford and Manchester.

These include Owen Street, Chester Road in Manchester, and Exchange Court in Salford City Centre, which forms part of the Greengate masterplan.

Progress on two of the four planned buildings at Owen Street, where the tallest will top out at 200m.

Renaker’s 44-storey 100 Greengate scheme will be ready for tenants early next year

The latest scheme, called Crown Gate phase 1, has been designed by architect SimpsonHaugh with Yorkshire-based DP Squared providing structural engineering and Beechfield Consulting Engineers M&E design services.

The podium and ground levels of both buildings will be brick clad. Tower façades are patterned with a tartan type grid, constructed in recessed aluminium panels with a dark bronze colour finish.

The secondary grid is created in the centre projecting bays, this is finished in back pained glass with a bronze tone. Purge vent panels are also proposed comprising a perforate metal sheet flanked by clear glass.

Manchester skyline transformation

Manchester is on course to become the UK second city for high-rises. Unlike London the the city is being trasformed for the most part by high-rise private residential, much now planned as private rental.

More than 20 towers over 80m have been committed to or are under construction fuelling construction inflation in the region.

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