Mayfield Partnership, a joint venture between LCR, Manchester City Council, Transport for Greater Manchester, and LandsecU+I, has been given the green light for the reworked Manchester project. The city council approved the plans under delegated powers.
The plans include 29,729m2 of office space across two new buildings, The Poulton, designed by Bennetts Associates and The Republic, designed by Morris+Company. The designs target 600kg of CO 2 per m2, as well as a 5.5-star NABERS rating and a BREEAM Excellent rating. The approved plans also include the creation of a Studio Egret West-designed transport hub, featuring space for 400 bikes and ground-floor food, drink, and entertainment offerings curated by Broadwick Live, operator of the Depot.
In addition c. 12,141m2 of public space will extend Mayfield Park to the surrounding buildings, contributing new landscaped areas, additional tree-planting, ecology, and rain gardens to the area.
Plans form part of the c. €461m first phase of Mayfield Partnership’s wider €1.7b mixed-use Mayfield scheme. The wider masterplan will cover c. 97,125m2 to deliver 1,500 homes, c. 148,645m2 of office space, a 650-bedroom hotel, retail and leisure facilities, and a new city park.
Laura Percy, development director at LandsecU+I, said: “Since opening just a year ago Mayfield Park has set a very high standard, so it was sensible for us to ensure the original plans, which were brought forward before the pandemic, are right for the world today and will meet the highest standards. Manchester is an evolving, ambitious and progressive city and we are determined that Mayfield should be the go-to location for businesses looking for brilliant connectivity and access to nature with stunning views across the park, ecology, biodiversity, and peaceful green space on their doorsteps.”
The project team includes Deloitte, Gardiner & Theobald, Studio Egret West, Civic Engineers, Hoare Lee, FMDC, D2E, and IM2.