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Planning approved on Laystall Street homes in Manchester city centre

POSTED: 4/02/2022

Laystall Street Manchester

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Manchester City Council has granted planning permission for our development on Laystall Street, located just off Great Ancoats Street, Manchester.

Great Places is working with Manchester based developer McCauls to jointly deliver the development which will see the creation eighty-nine new homes and 8,000 sq ft of work space at the site, which includes the Grade II Listed 32-34 Laystall Street Armitage Showroom building.

McCauls will fully restore of the Listed Armitage Showroom building which dates to 1879 into high quality flexible, co-working and plug and play office space. The building will be extended to the corner of Laystall Street and Pigeon Street with a contemporary addition to provide a new vertical circulation system for the building.

To the rear of the showroom, Great Places will build a new nine storey residential development configured in a horse-shoe around a landscaped courtyard.  The 89 one and two bed apartments will offer a mix of shared ownership and social rent.

Commenting on the decision, Helen Spencer, our Executive Director of Growth, said: “Laystall Street is an excellent location and we look forward to working together with McCauls to deliver its transformation.

“The project will breathe new life into a local landmark and reinforces our continued commitment to delivery of affordable homes in this area of Manchester alongside our ongoing work close by in Ancoats and New Islington.”

The project received planning permission on 2 February 2022 and is designed by Manchester based OMI Architects.

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