Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Revised City Centre Plans Get Go-Ahead

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Revised City Centre Plans Get Go-Ahead

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REVIVED plans to develop a corner of Manchester city centre has been given the go-ahead by planners.

Urban & Civic's revised Simpson Haugh scheme on the corner of Princess Street and Whitworth Street received unanimous support following an extensive public consultation and positive representations from Historic England and Places Matter.

The new scheme comprises two residential buildings delivering 238 apartments, a 148-bedroom four star hotel, ground floor commercial units and a new landscaped public square over the existing four- level basement car park, which will provide 273 parking spaces.

Urban & Civic originally purchased the one-acre site with an existing planning consent in December 2014 at an allocated cost of Pounds 7.8m. The property developer said the revised plans reflect the current property market. …

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