Planning permission has been granted for a major residential scheme fronting Princess Road in Moss Side, Manchester.
Designed for client, Rowlinson Constructions, the plans will deliver 54 two and three-storey family homes and 204 one to three bedroom apartments, 72 of which will be retirement living apartments.
The retirement living development is planned with facilities to benefit the wider community as part of an integrated approach to the neighbourhood. Plans for a community health hub have also been outlined for a future phase.
The new homes have all been purpose designed to respect the quality of the late Victorian homes in the surrounding area, while also providing modern open plan interiors
The six-acre plot will also be landscaped to improve bio-diversity in the area and will include private gardens and tree lined streets that will run throughout the development. The retirement living development will also have access to a communal garden.
David Chilton, Director of Development at Rowlinson Constructions, said: “Gaining planning permission for this development is an important milestone in the ongoing strategy for Moss Side.
“We look forward to starting on site to bring high-quality market housing and apartmentsto an area that is undergoing an exciting renaissance.”
Ian Beaumont, Director at Buttress, added: “This is a new and distinctive place, that has been thoughtfully designed to sit seamlessly and comfortably with surrounding homes.
“Five years ago, we completed the transformation of the adjacent Bowes Street and with planning permission now granted, this neighbourhood is set to be joined by new residents and a scheme that will continue to diversify the range of homes in the area.”
The site has been vacant since 2011 when bus operator, Stagecoach, relocated after occupying the plot for more than a century. It was then brought to market by Manchester Place, a partnership between Manchester City Council and the Homes and the Communities Agency, and Rowlinsons was the successful bidder for the scheme.
Manchester Place Chief Executive Paul Beardmore, added: “Delivering high quality new housing is a priority for the city and Manchester Place is working with developers and investors to drive that delivery.
“This is an important site and we look forward to the development starting and seeing high quality homes for people to buy and rent in a great residential community area of the city.”
Construction is due to start in Spring 2017.