Manchester mixed-use project receives green light

WCN Editorial Team 27 Sep 2016 EUROPE BUILDINGS

Muse Developments in collaboration with Network Rail has secured planning approval from Manchester City Council’s planning committee for the construction of a £185M mixed-use project in Manchester, UK.

New Victoria, to be located on a 2.5-acre site on Corporation Street, will revitalise a key part of Manchester city centre.

The project will include the construction of three new buildings — a 13,900sq m, eight-storey office development, as well as two residential buildings.

The development will feature 520 new homes, including 178 one-bed, 286 two-bed and 56 three-bed apartments.

All buildings will feature retail space on the ground floor. Furthermore, a car park will be provided, as well as improvements to the public realm.

Muse development director David Burkinshaw said: “New Victoria offers an unparalleled location and an outstanding development opportunity.

“Securing planning consent is a key milestone for the project. Working closely with Network Rail, Muse can now advance the detailed design of the first phase of residential.”

Muse Developments is working with architect Sheppard Robson and Arup on detailed design proposals for the project.

Construction work is expected to begin on site in the fourth quarter of 2017.

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