Skip to content
Home » Plans For 24-Storey Tower At ‘hugely Important Gateway Site’ At Manchester Waters

Plans For 24-Storey Tower At ‘hugely Important Gateway Site’ At Manchester Waters

Developer Forshaw Land & Property Group has announced plans to build a 24-story tower next to Cornbrook Metrolink stop.

Forshaw has acquired the land from Peel Waters, which is masterplanning the wider Manchester Waters development of brownfield land between the city centre and Salford Quays.

Now Forshaw has submitted plans to Manchester council to build a residential block and hotel at the one-acre plot next to the Vox Manchester scheme at Cornbrook.

The proposed 24-storey “gateway building” would include 224 one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments and five penthouse apartments with private terraces, as well as co-working spaces, a private dining room and a residents’ gym. There would also be a four-storey part-hotel with 87 rooms, as well as ground floor retail spaces.

The scheme has been designed by Leach Rhodes Walker, and Forshaw says the firm has “taken design influence for the development from the historical industrial context of the site”.

Lyndon Forshaw, managing director at the Bolton-based Forshaw group said: I’m really excited by our proposals for this hugely important gateway site that delivers on the ambitions of the Cornbrook Regeneration Framework. The development will mark the entrance to Manchester city centre providing much needed new homes along with a brand-new upmarket hotel. This will be our largest residential led scheme to date and deliver the first hotel of our new prestigious brand Vivere Aparthotels”.

James Whittaker, executive director at Peel Waters, said: “We’re really pleased to be working in partnership with Forshaw Group to bring forward an opportunity to create needed high-quality housing, places to stay and amenity space to the area.

“The proposed plans by Forshaw Group complement our vision for the wider Manchester Waters neighbourhood which will transform the site into a sustainable, mixed-use community, which will offer a range of inclusive living options in one of the most desirable locations in Greater Manchester.”

Story Saved

You can find this story in My Bookmarks.Or by navigating to the user icon in the top right.