Plans for revamp of the Great Northern Warehouse on the corner of Deansgate Peter Street in Manchester City Centre are to go before councillors this week.

Manchester Council’s planning committee will consider the scheme, unveiled by Architects Simpson Haugh last year that willsee the main building which currently houses restaurants, shops and leisure facilities, including a cinema, become a residential, commercial and leisure quarter.  and includes a makeover of the city’s Great Northern Square and Deansgate Terraces.

The first phase of the proposals will see the upper two storeys of the Great Northern Warehouse, at present used as a car park, converted to 100 apartments, with modern accretions such as the parking ramps stripped away to reveal its historic character.

Outside, the existing amphitheatre will be covered over by grass. Public space across the site is to be increased by over a quarter say the developers.

The developers acquired the site in 2013 and work on the initial masterplan was drawn up by Will Alsop’s practice, aLL Design while interior architecture and design firm Johnson Naylor is working on the interiors, while Altrincham landscape architecture firm Planit IE is responsible for the reconfiguration of the square.


The planning and Highway’s Committee meets on Thursday at 2.00pm


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