Plans to build a neighbourhood of skyscrapers in Manchester have been agreed by the city council.

The executive committee meeting yesterday approved plans for the scheme which will link the City Centre with Hulme and will see at least twenty blocks of rented accommodation, some of which could be up to fifty stories storeys high at the edge of the Mancunian way with revised plans forecasting that there could be up to 6,300 homes.

The Council’s executive was told that the the comprehensive redevelopment of Great
Jackson Street will provide a major focus for new investment within the area. With significant construction already underway, delivering the initial phases of development, the area will support the city’s residential growth requirements providing high quality new homes within a distinctive neighbourhood.

The report added that the residential development will facilitate the delivery of a well-connected neighbourhood within close proximity to the range of employment opportunities offered within the city centre.

Part of the development has already begun with the developer Renaker having begun work on its Owen Street scheme.

Four sleek glazed towers will reach as high as 64 storeys, providing 1508 luxury apartments and exclusive penthouses, some featuring private winter gardens.



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