Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

New Green Vision for BBC Site CIRCLE SQUARE DEVELOPERS UNVEIL THEIR VISION FOR NEW NEIGHBOURHOOD

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

New Green Vision for BBC Site CIRCLE SQUARE DEVELOPERS UNVEIL THEIR VISION FOR NEW NEIGHBOURHOOD

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THE developers behind Circle Square - the former BBC site - have teamed up with landscape architects Planti-IE to unveil their green vision for the new development.

Plans for Bruntwood and Select Property Group's new city centre neighbourhood feature public realm and green space with lawns, river parks and gardens and over a thousand new plants, flowers, trees and shrubs.

Circle Square will include a 36-storey skyscraper, park, offices, a multi-storey car park and 677 apartments for rent.

The First Street South development near the Mancunian Way comprises 624 new flats.

It comes after concerns that neither contain any 'affordable' housing, despite the council's planning policy stating it should make up at least a fifth of any development containing 15 or more units. …

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