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Another Manchester residential scheme gets green light

Another Manchester residential scheme gets green light

Another central Manchester residential-led mixed use scheme has been given the green light.

The Kampus Development on Aytoun Street will see nearly 500 new apartments being built in two towers, part of a transformation of 2.3 acre site sold to developers Capital & Centric and Henry Boot by Manchester Metropolitan University in 2014.

Most of the existing campus will be demolished, but the 1960s Aytoun Tower will be retained, with the rooftop having a small timber-built 'Dutch Village' constructed on it, offering 21 townhouses.

A central feature of the £200 million development will be a small outdoor botanical garden, while the canalside development will also see the redevelopment of two listed former warehouses, the Minshull and Minto & Turner Mill buildings.

The development is located in a prime area of the city, close to Piccadilly Station, Manchester University's former UMIST buildings, the Gay Village and a number of other new developments along Aytoun Street.

It is also the latest of several schemes in the city to be proposed or gain planning permission in the last week.

At Victoria Station, Network Rail and Muse have got the green light to build 520 new apartments in two towers of 20 and 25 storeys storeys  respectively, using surplus land, while permission is also sought for the construction of 192 apartments at the nearby Green Quarter, which already features several large apartment developments.

Also in the news in the last week was the announcement of plans for the Mayfield Depot next to Piccadilly Station. This vicinity, which also includes some industrial units and the derelict former Manchester Mayfield Station, will be developed by U+I after it was selected by Manchester City Council, Transport for Greater Manchester and landowners London and Continental Railways to carry out an £850 million transformation of the area to create a new gateway to the city. This will include over 1,000 new homes and 807,000 sq ft of prime office space.

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