Manchester tower gets go-ahead after haircut

Aaron Morby 2 weeks ago
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Developer Select Property has finally got the planning green light for a £154m scheme in Manchester city centre.

Manchester planners nodded the scheme through on the build to rent developer’s third attempt after the main tower height was lowered by one floor to 33 storeys.

The planned scheme on the corner of Great Ancoats Street and Port Street will provide 481 private rental flats, managed by Select’s Affinity Living brand.

Renaker Build is understood to be lined-up as main contractor for the project, which has been designed by SimpsonHaugh, across 33, 11 and nine storey buildings.

The three-year building programme will cost over £100m.

Affinity Living CEO, Adam Price, said: “Select Property has developed an outstanding reputation for delivering some of the city’s best build to rent accommodation, such as Embankment West, home to Laurence Place and Exchange Point.

“Now, works can begin on Port Street, a site which was long overdue for significant investment and promises to deliver the very best apartments the city has to offer, creating a vibrant community.”

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