Far East Consortium and Manchester City Council’s Victoria North get planning approval for two applications for the emerging Red Bank neighbourhood forming a key part of the wider Victoria North development.
The first approval is the next phase of delivery on the three plots adjacent to the 634-home Victoria Riverside scheme by FEC. The site is currently under construction on plot NTO1. This will see the delivery of seven buildings varying in height between six and 34 storeys and comprising 1,550 homes between Dantzic Street and Dulwich Street. The c. €385.7m scheme includes a new high street with 1,858m2 of commercial and retail space earmarked for local independent businesses. The homes will comprise a mix of one, two and three-bed apartments and townhouses catering for a diverse mix of homes including build-to-rent, affordable and open market sales.
The second approval is for outline planning to deliver c. 3,250 homes and 14,864m2 of non-residential floor space for commercial uses, a health centre, primary school, residential amenities and community spaces. This will be accompanied by the creation of a new public realm with extensive areas of landscaping, greenspace and wetlands, supporting a minimum 10% biodiversity net gain across the neighbourhood. The plan and outline application proposals were developed in partnership with Maccreanor Lavington and Schulze+Grassov with support from local practice OP-EN and sustainability experts Useful Projects. The full application was created by Maccreanor Lavington in collaboration with Manchester-based practice Hawkins/Brown.
Hilary Brett, project director at FEC, said: “Red Bank is one of the most under-used areas in Manchester, but its proximity to the city centre and the existing natural assets of the River Irk and St Catherine’s Wood make it the ideal location for a thriving new neighbourhood. We’re excited to move forward with our next phases of delivery.”