Plans unveiled for new 1,200-home Manchester neighbourhood

Plans to build a new 1,200-home mixed-use development in Manchester city centre have been revealed.

Developer Southvalley Estates, which is part of real estate investment and development firm MCR Group, wants to build a mix of townhouses and apartments in mid-rise blocks over the next 10 years, including a 33-storey residential tower as part of the Gasworks New Town development. Two new commercial units, a new park, and new pedestrian lanes will be added to the former Gould Street Gasworks site to the north of the city centre. The development value for the project has not yet been disclosed.

The development will be a phased construction, starting with homes on the corner of Gould Street close to Rochdale Road, with homes set to be completed by 2023. The last piece of the development to be built will be the 33-storey residential tower, which will be completed towards the end of the decade.