Developers Capital & Centric and Henry Boot have secured planning consent for a £200M mixed-use project in Manchester.
The Kampus scheme, designed by architects Mecanoo and shedkm, will be centred around a wild botanical garden at Aytoun Street. The project will be spread out on a 2.3-acre site.
The first phase of the project will involve the construction of nearly 500 private rented flats in two 12-16-storey buildings. The second phase will include the conversion of two listed mill buildings.
Adam Higgins of Capital & Centric said: “We have worked closely with Manchester city council and importantly, the local community to create this exciting scheme, which will rejuvenate this area of our city that has been neglected for too long.
“The ‘secret garden’ concept is pivotal to our vision to create a vibrant new bohemian destination for the city.”
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