Far East Consortium announce plans for a new 34-floor-building and 1,500 new flats across seven buildings in the Red Bank area

1,500 flats and homes, including the new tower, will breathe life into an under-utilised area of Manchester, say developers.

Far East Consortium has announced plans for a new 34-floor-building as part of 1,500 new flats, apartments and townhouses to be built in the Red Bank area.

The new developments will be built along Dantzic Street close to the Red Bank and form part of the Victoria North Project, aiming to bring 15,000 new homes to the city.

Victoria North ranges from Collyhurst in the North to Ancoats in the South.

The 1,500 new homes in Red Bank It will be delivered across seven different properties across the area, ranging in size from 34 stories to six.

Homes will be a mix of one, two and three-bed apartments and townhouses. Some will be built-to-rent, some will be affordable, and others available for open-market sale.

Far East Consortium, who are footing the bill for the project, is consulting the public on the plans with the aim of them being submitted to the council in Spring for approval.

Timea Nacsa, development manager at FEC, said:  “We have an exciting collaboration of design practices looking to bring the best of local and European design principles to create an inspiring new neighbourhood that’s diverse.

“Building on the Wild Urbanism concept set by the Red Bank masterplan, the scheme has been designed from the ground up with a huge focus on the public realm to create a varying landscape offer and continuous activation as you transition through the neighbourhood.

“We hope to see residents, local businesses, and stakeholders come along and meet our team to find out more about our proposals.”

More specifically, today’s announcement is confirming plans for consultation ahead of the formal submission of a planning application in spring.

The consultation process will be open from 21st February and will enable community stakeholders to see the latest vision of the Red Bank neighbourhood, and feedback on the detailed design proposals.

This phase of consultation includes two drop-in sessions:

Tuesday 28th February 2023 – GRUB  (50 Red Bank, Manchester, M4 4HF) – 3 pm to 7 pm

Thursday 02nd March 2023  – GRUB   (50 Red Bank, Manchester, M4 4HF) – 11 am to 3 pm

Those who can’t attend in person will be able to review and comment on the proposals via the consultation website, which will go live on the day of the first consultation drop-in event (28th February).

Cllr Gavin White, Manchester City Council’s executive member for housing and development, said: “Red Bank represents an incredibly exciting first phase of the long-term investment into the Victoria North area – alongside the investment, the Joint Venture is making in Collyhurst to the north of the programme area.

“This area at the edge of the city centre is a challenging prospect, but the emerging proposals for Red Bank present an ambitious vision for the new neighbourhood, bringing life to a part of Manchester that has been underused for many years.

“Feedback on the proposals is always invaluable to help guide future planning applications and I would urge local people and businesses to get involved.”


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