Next phase of Manchester's Smithfield project granted permission

The next phase of a scheme aiming to regenerate the north side of Manchester city centre has been granted planning permission.

A visualisation of how the scheme could look
A visualisation of how the scheme could look

Manchester City Council has granted permission for the next phase of developer Muse’s Smithfield project, which forms part of the council’s wider Northern Quarter regeneration scheme.

The decision gives Muse permission to build 77 new apartments, incuding a mix of one, two and three bedroom flats, as well as approximately 560 square metres of commercial space.

Work on site will begin later this year, according to the developer.

Wes Erlam, senior development surveyor at Muse, said: "We’re incredibly proud of what we’ve achieved at Smithfield over the last ten years which has paved the way for the revival of the Northern Quarter into one of the most creative and vibrant areas of Manchester city centre.

"We now look forward to delivering this next phase of development and enhancing this unique part of the city centre."    

Manchester City Council leader Sir Richard Leese added: "The Northern Quarter is a key element of the regeneration of Manchester city centre and this scheme is further evidence that it remains a thriving residential and commercial location."

The Smithfield project won the award for mixed-use development of the year at Regeneration & Renewal Awards 2011.

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