Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Bookie Fred's Plan for 250 Flats in the Northern Quarter

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Bookie Fred's Plan for 250 Flats in the Northern Quarter

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BILLIONAIRE bookie Fred Done's property firm has revealed plans for two 'unique and iconic' developments in the Northern Quarter - one of which is for the same site where blueprints for a huge hotel were rejected.

The Salford businessman's company Salboy wants to build a block of around 50 flats in Shudehill and another of around 200 apartments on Tariff Street.

Artists' impressions have been published ahead of a public consultation, which launches next week. The 'high-quality residential development' on Shudehill is for the same site where plans for a 13-storey hotel were turned down by Manchester council's planning committee earlier this year.

Salboy bosses say the new plan will provide 'around 50 high specification residential units, including one, two and three-bed apartments, plus town houses, duplex and unique penthouses.' .

There would be a smaller area of ground floor commercial space.

The Tariff Street development would be bounded by Port Street and Brewer Street.

Salboy is proposing 'another highquality residential development comprised of three new buildings, providing another 200 new homes.' .

The three buildings would vary in height from ten to 13 storeys.

Designs also include a secluded inner courtyard, roof garden, undercroft car parking and a commercial unit on the ground floor.

Planning applications for both proposals have yet to be submitted.

A public consultation to discuss them will take place on Wednesday, September 12, between 3pm and 7pm at the Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art on Thomas Street. The image provided of the Shudehill development appears very similar to plans submitted twice by Salboy for a 13-storey hotel, stretching down to a lower height in the Northern Quarter.

In the new proposal, Salboy says the firm is 'looking to receive feedback on height options for the Shudehill side of the scheme, prior to submitting a planning application'. …

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