How the scheme will look
How the scheme will look

Greenlight for 15-storey tower complex in Manchester

A multi-million pound mixed-use development in Manchester has been given the greenlight.

The city council gave the thumbs up to the £19m development, located on 25 Rochdale Road and designed by architects Hodder+Partners.

The site is currently home to developer Realty Estates, which will now demolish its offices to replace them with a building that rises to 15-storeys at its highest point.

Deloitte Real Estate acted as planning advisor on the scheme, which will create 100 one- and two-bedroom apartments along with new commercial space.

Matt Dawson, associate director at Hodder+Partners, said: “We’re delighted that planning has been granted to develop 25 Rochdale Road.

“It’s a fantastic site located on a pivotal area between several strategically master planned zones while also being situated along an important arterial route close to a major gateway into the city centre.”

He added: “As well as delivering quality, purpose-built residential accommodation, close to the city centre, our design aims to stitch together a variety of building heights in the immediate vicinity as well as add to the recent high-quality architecture in the area.”

Deloitte Real Estate assistant director Pete Gleave commented: “We are delighted that the redevelopment of 25 Rochdale Road has achieved the green light at Planning Committee.

“This development will help contribute to the major regeneration of the Northern Gateway area in Manchester which is expected to see dramatic changes over the coming years. The inclusion of open market properties will also help to improve the local housing market.”

In addition to the new homes, the approved plans include parking facilities for 18 cars and 100 bikes.

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