33 storey Port Street development given green light following previous rejection

Port Street will create a better connection between the Northern Quarter, Ancoats and Piccadilly, say developers

Planners from Manchester City Council have given the green light to new development, Port Street.

The developer, part of Select Property Group, had reduced the height of the £154m development from 34 storeys to 33 to win planning consent, having previously been rejected because of its height.

An area recognised in Manchester City Council’s strategic framework for redevelopment, Port Street will create a better connection between the Northern Quarter, Ancoats and Piccadilly, say developers.

The development site is located on the corner of Port Street and Great Ancoats Street, within the Piccadilly Basin SRF boundary.

Currently an underutilised surface car park, the new 33-storey tower, which has been designed by SimpsonHaugh, will create 481 “beautifully styled apartments,” they say, with a mix of one, two and three-bedroom apartments available, “all complemented with premium-quality, hand-crafted finishes.”

There will be a host of amenity space on offer for residents, too, they say, including welcoming hub, co-working spaces, lounge areas, a cinema room and a gym.

The area will also benefit from a significant investment into landscaping its public realm and will create new ground floor leisure opportunities for restaurants, cafes, and bars

Port Street will be activated with a residents’ team, delivering events and activity to support resident wellbeing and create a connected community with a busy calendar of mixers, fitness classes and more. 

“Select Property has developed an outstanding reputation for delivering some of the city’s best build to rent accommodation such as Embankment West home to Laurence Place and Exchange Point,” said Adam Price, CEO for Select Property.

“Now, works can begin on Port Street, a site which was long overdue for significant investment and promises to deliver the very best apartments the city has to offer, creating a vibrant community. 

“The plans will marry this desirable location with a superb product which responds to its surroundings, bringing together Piccadilly, Ancoats and The Northern Quarter.”


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