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Green light for two 51-storey Manchester skyscrapers

by Sion Geschwindt
Green light for two 51-storey Manchester skyscrapers

Property developer Renaker has received planning permission for a pair of 51-storey residential towers to be built near Deansgate in central Manchester.

The apartment blocks, designed by Simpson Haugh, will provide 988 new homes, with a mix of one- two- and three-bedroom apartments, as part of the Great Jackson Street masterplan.

Each proposed building boasts its own extensive residents’ amenity space including co-working space, gym and lounges.

Externally, each building will have a private residents’ garden, accessed directly from the ground floor amenity space, along with extensive public realm.

The scheme, the fifth by Renaker in central Manchester, will cost around £329m to build.

It is Renaker’s second major skyscraper scheme to get the planning go-ahead this year.

Last month the Manchester builder and developer gained planning for four towers ranging from 39 to 60 storeys at Trinity Islands in Deansgate.

In recommending the application, planning officers said: “The development would not have a significant detrimental impact on the settings of nearby listed buildings or on the character and appearance of the nearby Castlefield Conservation Area.

“The development would have an acceptable impact on residential amenity and would regenerate a site that currently has a negative impact on the area, including improving the public realm and permeability within the area.”

Image credit: Simpson Haugh

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