The site is part of the former Boddington’s Brewery located on Great Ducie Street, adjacent to Manchester Victoria station.
It sits within a wider mixed use redevelopment plan which includes a brand new city centre campus for The Manchester College and UCEN Manchester.
Latimer is looking to build 442 one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments, of which 60% will be affordable housing including a mix of social rent, affordable rent and shared ownership, as well as 6,000 sq. ft. commercial space.
Work on site is expected to begin mid 2022 subject to planning.
Richard Cook, Group Director of Development for Clarion Housing Group, said: “We’re delighted to have acquired this important site in the centre of Manchester that will enable us to deliver much-needed affordable homes, with 60% of the homes we build being recognised as such.
“Our scheme is part of a masterplan that will see the delivery of new high-quality homes in close proximity to all that the city has to offer, from bars and restaurants to local employment opportunities and the specialist technical education and training facilities provided by The Manchester College, creating a thriving new neighbourhood.”