Two new developments – totalling 300 apartments – would be built on Great Ancoats Street and opposite Band on the Wall on Swan Street
Plans for hundreds more flats north of the city centre have been submitted – after more than 1,000 were approved this summer.
Two new developments – totalling 300 apartments – would be built on Great Ancoats Street and opposite Band on the Wall on Swan Street.
The applications come after a similar number of new homes were approved for the area last Thursday and hundreds of others over recent months.
One of the new plans would see flats and townhouses built at a prominent gateway site at the New Islington end of Great Ancoats Street. In total 210 new homes would be built at the corner of Advent Way and Isaac Way.
At its height The Plaza would be 10 storeys and would include a private gym. It would be targeted mainly at young professionals.
Most of the flats would be two-bed, but the development will also include seven new townhouses.
A ‘wraparound winter garden’ – a communal glazed balcony – would look out towards the Etihad, according to developers X1.
The homes are intended to link up with the ongoing regeneration of neighbouring New Islington and Ancoats, which has begun to pick up after stalling during the recession.
Meanwhile further down the inner ring road, garages and a pay-and-display car park would make way for 109 new flats on Swan Street, a road the council is keen to see regenerated and smartened up.
A third of the nine-storey Ancoats development – opposite Band on the Wall – would be one-bed flats, while the rest would be two-bed.
According to the application, planning officers have given ‘generally positive’ feedback about the bid, which comes after the council launched a new masterplan for the surrounding ‘New Cross’ area.
The plans are the latest in a flood of development proposals for the northern fringe of the city centre, many of which were approved over the summer.