NEW DEVELOPMENT: Green Light for Controversial 33-Storey Northern Quarter Tower

It's third time lucky for the development, which has been rejected by the council on previous occasions...

By Manchester's Finest | 29 July 2022

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Manchester City Council has finally given the green light for Select Property’s prestigious Port Street development to go ahead, after the scheme was rejected twice amid concerns from councillors about the height of the tower.

Set to take over the surface car park on Port Street, the new development will incorporate a 33-storey tower which has been designed by SimpsonHaugh, and will create 481 beautifully styled apartments with a mix of one, two and three-bedroom apartments available, all complemented with premium-quality, hand-crafted finishes.

They’ll be a host of amazing amenity space on offer for residents including welcoming hub, co-working spaces, lounge areas, cinema room and gym. The area will also benefit from a significant investment into landscaping its public realm and will create new ground floor leisure opportunities for restaurants, cafes, and bars – further complimenting this vibrant district.

Port Street Car Park

Port Street will be activated with a residents’ team, delivering events and activity to support resident wellbeing and create a connected community with a busy calendar of mixers, fitness classes and more.

Controversies have surrounded the proposed height of the development ever since plans were unveiled, with local groups expressing their concern that the tower will still be too tall and have a negative impact on the buildings around it.

Adam Price, CEO for Select Property said: “Select Property has developed an outstanding reputation for delivering some of the city’s best build-to-rent accommodation such as Embankment West home to Laurence Place and Exchange Point. Now, works can begin on Port Street, a site which was long overdue for significant investment and promises to deliver the very best apartments the city has to offer, creating a vibrant community.

“The plans will marry this desirable location with a superb product which responds to its surroundings, bringing together Piccadilly, Ancoats and The Northern Quarter.”