Tue. May 17th, 2022

Port Street, Select, P.

cSimpsonHaugh is the architect of the scheme. Credit: via Counter Context

Dan Whelan

The developer wants to create a 449-apartment building on the corner of Great Ancoats Street and Port Street.

Select Property Group has launched a public consultation on its latest Manchester project, first unveiled by Location Northwest in June.

The development, designed by SimpsonHaugh Architects, would provide nearly 450 homes within a 31-story tower and an adjacent 11-story block.

The apartments would be a mix of one-, two- and three-bedrooms, and the scheme would also include collaboration rooms, cinema rooms and a residential center.

Select the purchased Port Street site that is currently used as a surface-level parking lot Leeds-based developer Town Center Securities.

The scheme is managed and operated by Affinity Living, a 100% owned subsidiary of Select Property Group.

Affinity also operates two towers in front of the River Irwell off New Bailey Street, Affinity Riverview and Affinity Riverside.

In addition, two blocks under construction at Select’s Embankment West are nearing completion.

Adam Price, CEO of Select Property Group, said: “Our plans will breathe new life into this underutilized location and complete the transformation of Great Ancoats Street.

“We will understand how our plans can contribute to greater priorities in the neighborhood, and we look forward to receiving feedback from local residents and businesses during our consultation.”

The online consultation runs until 27 October.

The proposals aim to link Ancoats and Piccadilly Basin and have been guided by the design principles of the Piccadilly Basin Strategic Regeneration Framework.

Earlier stages of Piccadilly Basin’s regeneration included the creation of the 160,000-square-foot Urban Exchange Retail Park, a 232-seat parking lot on Tariff Street and the Dakota Hotel on Ducie Street.

Deloitte is a planning consultant, Omform Landscape Architects is a leader in landscape design, and Stephen Levrant Heritage Architecture advises Select on the cultural elements of the scheme.

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