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Public consultation for apartment towers plan

Public consultation for apartment towers plan

The latest among many proposed Manchester apartment developments has gone on public display in the city.
 
Developers deTrafford estates put on a public consultation in conjunction with Paul Butler Associates and Simon Haugh Architects on the subject of the Jackson Street project, which plans to build 399 properties.
 
As well as towers of 32, 26 and 18 storeys, the ground level will see rows of terraced houses and a pub, built in a 'Coronation Street' style. 
 
The development will be a large one, but with the towers being clad in red brick it will be designed to blend in with its surroundings. 
 
Moreover, it will not dominate the area as it is located close to the Owen Street development, where four huge towers are now being built. Providing over 1,400 apartments, these will include Tower One, which at 658 ft will replace the nearby Beetham Tower as the tallest in Manchester. The lowest of the cluster will be 400 ft high, taller than the 387 ft CIS Tower that is currently the second highest in Manchester. 
 
The Jackson Street development will be designed to link easily with the Owen Street development, providing easy access to the footbridge over Mancunian Way to Hulme and continuing the revitalisation of the brownfield area around the back of Deansgate.  
 
This vicinity is actually one of the oldest in Manchester, with the clearing of the area over a decade ago leading to the uncovering of a number of Roman artefacts and ruins.  
 
While Manchester has changed in many ways down the years, its reinvention as a city with a densely-populated centre has been one of its swiftest and most dramatic transformations. In the early 1990s the city centre population measured in the hundreds, but now it has over 20,000 people living in the same area. 
 
This will continue rising fast over the next few years, with skyscrapers becoming increasingly frequent. If plans developed by Allied London come to fruition, Owen Street's Tower One will be quickly overtaken as Manchester's tallest by a 699 ft tower in the St John's district.

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