Plans Submitted for Angel Meadow, Manchester
Acting on behalf of the Far East Consortium (FEC) International Limited and The Co-op, HOW Planning has submitted the plans for Angel Meadow to Manchester City Council for planning approval.
The £235 million residential development comprises 756 new homes across four buildings bordering Angel Meadow Park and is part of the city centre’s NOMA neighbourhood. The four plots around Angel Meadow Park are on Gould Street, Aspin Lane and Old Mount Street.
In brief the proposals include:
• A 40 storey landmark residential tower, which will include large two-bedroom apartments with winter gardens, designed with families in mind. The winter gardens are located every seven levels animating the tower into glazed stacked boxes.
• The residential tower will have ground floor retail and leisure spaces with a landscaped elevated deck above. A new series of stepped terraces incorporating seating and planting will link the Park with the new podium.
• On Aspin Lane, the two proposed 22 and 17 storey apartment buildings, will have active ground floor uses bringing Aspin Lane back to life.
• There will be five, three-bedroom townhouses on the ground floor building on Old Mount Street with 131 apartments above. There will be a new route through the building, which is part nine and part 12 storeys, for residents from neighbouring buildings into the Park.
Angel Meadow is just a five minute walk from Victoria Station for mainline rail and Metrolink services. It sits on the edge of the rapidly developing NOMA neighbourhood and is very close to the vibrant Northern Quarter with its many highly successful independent bars, restaurants and music venues.
FEC was selected by The Co-op and Manchester Place as development partner for the scheme in summer last year and it is the first project in Manchester for the international property developer. Last month FEC was announced as investor partner with Manchester City Council for the Northern Gateway project.
The planning submission follows extensive public consultation which included two public exhibitions as well as plans being available for comment and questions online. Subject to approval, building work is expected to begin by the end of the year with the first homes complete in 2019.
The project team also includes architects 5plus and engineering services providers WSP.