CEG secures approval for regeneration scheme in Manchester, UK

WCN Editorial Team 21 Oct 2019 EUROPE BUILDINGS

UK-based Commercial Estates Group (CEG) has received approval from Manchester City Council’s planning committee for the regeneration of 20-36 High Street.

Deloitte, on behalf of CEG, prepared the planning application for replacing the predominantly vacant 1970s building.

The £79m scheme includes the reopening of the Stationer’s Court to make it a public green space connecting the High Street and the Northern Quarter.

Feilden Clegg Bradley (FCB) Studios, which has designed plans to relocate Church Street stalls, has been selected by CEG for the project.

CEG strategic development head David Hodgson said: “CEG has managed investment into Manchester for many years, including the extensive renovation of the historic 196 Deansgate and is transforming Jackson House, now known as M33, in Sale and Altrincham Business Park.”

The project’s ground floor and a double-height mezzanine will provide space for independent cafés, restaurants and shops, creating 65 jobs and 361 new homes.

Deloitte real estate director Eve Grant said: “With approval of the 20-36 High Street scheme, the city can look towards the delivery of a new landmark building that will create a more coherent link between Manchester’s iconic Northern Quarter and Retail core.

“Not only will this development positively transform the current look and feel of High Street, but it is set actively revitalise the local townscape whilst contributing to Manchester’s wider environmental, social and economic objectives.”

CEG said that the project will improve the outlook of the area, enable trading, offer contemporary, improved facilities for traders and those who use the market stalls, with seating, planting, and other facilities.

FCB Studios partner Alex Whitbread said: “The scheme for High Street Manchester is a bold piece of architecture that draws inspiration from the art deco architecture and economic aspirations of central Manchester.

“It will revitalise this area of the city centre with street level retail and cafés, a new link through to the vibrant Northern Quarter, an improved market and place a strong silhouette on the skyline.”

In 2018, CEG filed a planning application for the regeneration of 20-36 High Street Manchester.

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Image: Rendering of 20-36 High Street Manchester regeneration. Photo: courtesy of CEG.

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