What are the proposals?
We are proposing to build a new apartment building which will provide:
- Approximately 158, one, two and three bedroom homes contributing to the growing demand for well-located city centre apartments
- A high-quality replacement for the existing, outdated industrial buildings on the site by delivering a single 23-storey building with an initial 2-storey base to accomodate ground floor retail units with active frontages
- Attractive outdoor roof space and ground floor retail units set back from the road
- A significant physical and financial contribution to the wider regeneration of the area.
Who is Forshaw Land and Property Group?
Forshaw Land and Property Group have half a century of property development experience, with a proven track record in producing residential real estate in prime city centre locations.
They create homes worth living in by developing in sought-after locations, creating beautifully styled, furnished and finished apartments designed to create the perfect balance of convenience and comfort.
Forshaw Land and Property Group have produced a number of successful residential schemes in the North West including Alumni, a scheme with apartments formed from the conversion and extension of the historic St Michael’s School in Ancoats.
Where is the site located?
The site is located between Chapeltown, Longacre Street and Adair Street on Great Ancoats Street (A665).
The site location is illustrated below:
What are the plans for the area?
Portugal Street East is covered by an emerging strategic regeneration framework.
This is a document produced by Councils to provide a long term vision for the future development of a specific area. Manchester City Council consulted on this document in May and June 2017.
Forshaw Land and Property Group alongside other landowners, will be providing a significant financial contribution towards the regeneration of the wider area.
The plans for this area include:
- Developing a “sense of place” through bold,
distinctive proposals which includes significant
investment in public realm
- Achieving a sustainable mix of uses including residential development, short term accommodation and retail
- Enhancing the skyline through landmark developments
- Providing the area with a sense of community by enhancing the local environment with high-quality, flowing public realm.
The need for homes
Between 2002 and 2015, the number of people living in the centre of Manchester has risen by 149%, and demand for homes in the city centre continues to grow.
Building more homes is a priority across the country, but in key city centre areas this is even more important. Manchester has transformed in recent years, and it is important that infrastructure is put in place so this can continue.
Leading thinktank, Centre for Cities, recently highlighted the city’s transformation, and place it no.1 for growth, making it one of the UKs most attractive locations to live and work. It is vital that we continue to build homes to support the continued social and economic growth and improvement of the City.
Indicative view of the proposed building