Huge skyscraper the centrepiece of proposed Manchester homes plan

Huge skyscraper the centrepiece of proposed Manchester homes plan

Manchester will witness the construction of another towering skyscraper if the latest city centre residential project gets the green light.

Developers Far East Consortium International have submitted a planning application for the £235 million development of Angel Meadows, adjacent of the NOMA district development on the north-eastern edge of the city centre, near Victoria Station.
Over 750 apartments would be built in four blocks, with the tallest of these being 40 storeys high and filled with two-bedroom apartments.

As well as the landmark tower, other notable features of the project include new 'winter gardens', which will be staggered and include one such development on every seventh floor, while a raised artificial park on the first floor will be linked by terraces to the open green space of Angel gardens itself in the middle of the development.

The other towers will still be significant in size, with one being between nine and 12 storeys and the others being 17 and 22 storeys high respectively.

Regional general manager for Far East Consortium International Gavin Taylor said: "Working with 5plus Architects and Planit-IE we believe we have produced a scheme of true international calibre, which makes Angel Meadow Park the focal point for the growing community.

"We've paid close attention to activating the ground floors and the spaces between the buildings while also providing a wide range of homes suitable for families as well as professionals."   

The 40-storey skyscraper, described as "ultra modern" by the developer, would add to the ever-growing skyline of the city, which is about to see he record for the tallest building broken.

At present, the Beetham Tower is the tallest Mancunian building at 554 ft, but the tallest of the four skyscrapers being built at nearby Owen Street will be 659 ft high. Moreover, if planning permission is granted for Allied London's Trinity Islands project, there will be an even taller building there, measuring 699 ft in height.