The new plans for the proposed St Michael’s development set to be built on Jackson’s Row will be available for public viewing later this month.
The development, spearheaded by local football legend-cum-property developer Gary Neville, was shelved earlier this year for ‘fine tuning’ after the initial proposal met with resistance from locals.
Many people expressed concern that the plans would damage Manchester’s iconic skyline and detract from the historic value of the area.
However the new proposals, which aim to preserve both Bootle Street Police Station and the Sir Ralph Abercromby pub, seek to address these concerns and find a compromise that satisfies all residents whilst also updating the historic Jackson’s Row site.
The team behind the project have assured the public that the viewing is only one step in an ongoing process and that nothing concrete has been decided yet.
In fact, Gary Neville himself made a personal plea to stop the council from reaching an immediate decision, and the new plans have yet to be submitted for approval.
“We were extremely encouraged by the positive response following our last consultation held in July,” said Mr Neville. “We’re more committed than ever to ensuring that St. Michael’s will become a world-class development recognised for its quality in design and highest quality of service, and we look forward to presenting our plans later this month.”
For anyone seeking further information, a website containing development information and previous iterations of the project is available here.
Alternatively, direct enquires can be emailed to [email protected] or call a dedicated Freephone information line on 0800 032 5725.
For any residents planning to attend the event, the plans can be viewed on Wednesday 23rd August in The Grand Hall, Royal Exchange Theatre (entrance Cross Street and Deansgate) from 11am to 7pm.