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News » UK » Manchester skyscrapers get planning approval » published 1 Jul 2016

Manchester skyscrapers get planning approval

Manchester City Council has given planning permission for construction of the city’s tallest building.

The Owen Street towers Above: The Owen Street towers

The 64-storey Owen Street skyscraper will contain 496 apartments and will trump the neighbouring 48-floor Beetham Tower.

The tower will be built alongside three slightly smaller buildings near Deansgate railway station, on land previously used as a car park.

The tallest will be 200.5 metres tall. The other three are 37-, 44- and 50-storeys high, reaching 122-, 140- and 158-metres respectively.

Tower B is 50 floors and 157.9 metres tall, Tower C is 37-storeys and 122 metres tall and Tower D is 44 floors and 140.4 metres tall.

The developer is CQ Investments, part of the Renaker Build group of companies.

The scheme, designed by SimpsonHaugh & Partners, also includes basement car parking and a cinema. The four main towers will range between 37 and 64 storeys, and include 1,508 apartments in total, with a further three-storey building housing a tennis court, swimming pool and retail units. 

Andy Finch, head of sales at Renaker Build, said: “We are thrilled to have received permission for our latest development which will be the first within the Great Jackson Street framework, creating a new community at the southern gateway to the core of Manchester city centre.”

WSP Parsons Brinckerhoff provided building services engineering. Director Ian Standring said: “Planning approval for the Owen Street towers is a real sign of confidence in Manchester’s property market, and we’re excited to be working as part of the design team on what will be an iconic scheme for the city.”




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This article was published on 1 Jul 2016 (last updated on 4 Jul 2016).

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