Construction to start later this year on the shortest and tallest of the towers!
4 towers ranging in height upto 202m of 43, 48, 52 and 62 floors, which includes the first tower outside of London to breach the 200m mark in the UK
There are a few lower-rise buildings connecting the towers as well as a large public realm
Designed by Ian Simpson, the architect for Manchesters current tallest at 169m, The Beetham Tower. He also has a few other skyscrapers planned around Manchester for the next year or two of which I will share soon
[QUOTE=iwillo;129975364]Planning application due February 2016
Decision due June 2016
Subject to market conditions, Renaker is confident construction would start immediately.
Construction would be phased, with Tower 1 (tallest) and Tower 4 (Deansgate) leading, with the other towers following.
The buildings are classic Simpson, although with a slight twist: angled facades. These alternate between light and dark shades. There is also fritt pattern glass on alternate panels.
The scheme has been designed to appeal to both PRS and owner occupiers. Which way it goes will depend on final funding.
Chester Street and the second Greengate plot are still in design and won’t be submitted for planning until delivery on this site is secure.
Manchester future skyline, edited by me:
More screen-caps from the above video:
Leaked renders before todays official announcement:
Masterplan | Midtown
Floors: 5 (smallest)-58 (tallest) | No. of apartments: 3,663 | Developer: Renaker
Renaker have a good track record in Manchester with 2 of their projects U/C at 30 stories joined with 21 storey blocks
Full copy of the framework out for consultation.