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Huge Northern Quarter development One Port Street eyes title of ‘New Beetham Tower’

The £154m One Port Street development will have 33 storeys and 477 new apartments in what developers claim will be a five star experience for residents

Manchester’s ever changing sky line is set for a huge new addition, as part of a £154m project named One Port Street.

CGI’s have been released of how the new development will look, and it’s mightily impressive.

The One Port Street project is being headed up by Select Property Group, who purchased the site from Town Centre Securities for £12.95m last December.

There will be a grand reception area ‘reminiscent of a hotel’ with a 360 degree fire-pit and concierge service.

There will also be a 2,000 sq ft leisure suite featuring a private swimming pool and spa pool, a state-of-the-art gym and separate fitness studio.

Impressive stuff

One Port Street have said there will be a huge focus on ‘resident wellbeing’ providing two outdoor spaces – a ground floor urban garden with covered seating to be enjoyed all year, and a rooftop garden terrace too. 

Residents will have access to Paganini’s, a seventh floor club lounge with terrace and dry bar available for hire, innovative co-working spaces with private booths, private dining areas available for hire and a premium ‘grab & go’ food and beverage outlet on the ground floor.

It is designed to offer the amenities of a private members club.

They also claim the development will “create at least 59 jobs and bring an estimated £28.07 million of economic impact to the city.”

After two rejections from Manchester City Council planning permission has now been approved, with construction beginning shortly.

Speaking to I Love Manchester, Adam Price, CEO of Select Property, said: “Launching One Port Street – and our Prestige Collection – marks the culmination of decades’ of experience across the UK’s residential market, creating compelling places to live.

“One Port Street harnesses that knowledge to create the ultimate residential offer, and there is no better city to do it than Manchester. 

“Once complete, the site will not only deliver for its residents, but it will bring greater value for the wider city too, creating an inviting neighbourhood with more green, public spaces and incorporating sustainability measures that will have a lasting positive impact on Manchester and its people for years to come.”

Select Property Group have promised One Port Street will become a ‘green gateway’ to the city, with plans to create over 22,000 sq ft of public green space.

They say this will create a better connection to the Northern Quarter, Ancoats and Piccadilly, as well as promoting greener travel with EV charging points and cycle storage too. 

Designed by renowned architecture firm, SimpsonHaugh, the 33-storey One Port Street gives a nod to Manchester’s industrial history with the interior design taking inspiration from warehouse and loft conversions without the compromise on quality and layout.

The design “Will blend elegant style with urban renewal and embrace raw architectural elements including wood, metal, stone and fire.”

Ian Simpson, Partner at SimpsonHaugh, added: “One Port Street will become as synonymous with the Northern Quarter as Beetham Tower has become for Deansgate.

“Celebrating its neighbourhood in full, the building has been designed to fuse modern luxury living and all the trappings that brings such as a stunning pool with urban contemporary loft-apartments that Manchester, Brooklyn, and Shoreditch are famous for.

“Once finished, it will be the ultimate place for professionals to live.”

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