Manchester City Council has given planning permission for construction of the city’s tallest building.
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.”
This article was published on 1 Jul 2016 (last updated on 1 Jul 2016).