Plans to revive two listed Manchester buildings have been put forward as part of the £250 million mixed-use Kampus scheme.

Capital & Centric and Henry Boot Developments are proposing to return warehouses Minto & Turner and Minshull House to their former glory in phase two of the project.

A planning application has been submitted to Manchester City Council to create 14,000 sq ft of new commercial units alongside 59 loft apartments.

The commercial space for leisure occupiers will open out onto Little David Street, which is believed to be one of the only untouched cobbled streets in Manchester, and a new, south-facing square off Chorlton Street.

The joint venture developers behind the scheme are aiming to create a place to “meet, socialise and enjoy independent bars and restaurants”.

Adam Brady of Henry Boot Developments, says: “At Kampus we have the opportunity to create something genuinely standout for the city, something completely new. These two buildings – and the reopening of Little David Street – are central to our plans.

“The original features will be a reference point to the past which, coupled with our plans for the rest of the scheme and the more contemporary architecture and design, will contribute to the creation of a very distinct, unique neighbourhood.”

In February Mount Anvil began enabling works for Kampus’ first phase, which comprises two new 12 to16-storey buildings with 478 build-to-rent apartments, 30,000 sq ft of retail and leisure space and a ‘rooftop village’.

Due to be ready for occupation by 2020, phase one will also include the refurbishment of the existing 1960s former Aytoun Tower.


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