Jon Matthews Architects designed the building. Credit: via PAG
Property Alliance Group and Starwood Capital are pushing ahead with the £ 200 million refurbishment of the former Renaissance hotel grounds. An application has been submitted to the City Council for consent to the housing element in the three-part plan.
Designed by Jon Matthews Architects, the 27-storey tower on the corner of Deansgate would include 300 one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments.
Part of the Premier House office complex on the northern part of the plot is to be demolished to the residential element of the scheme.
The 277,000 sq ft building would be stepped in height with several roof terraces, as well as ground floor retail units totaling 2,100 sq ft.
The plan also features pre-cast sandstone panels that are textured and patterned to reflect the stonework of the nearby Manchester Cathedral. An earlier iteration of the project included balconies on the cathedral-facing facade, but they were removed from the plans.
An 8,600 sq ft area of public space next to the River Irwell could provide space for pop-up food and beverage vendors as well as outdoor seating.
Avison Young is a planning consultant and Planit-IE is a landscape architect.
The renaissance scheme is provided by the Property Alliance Group in collaboration with the American investor Starwood Capital. They bought the site from the developer Urban & Civic for an undisclosed amount earlier this year.
JV’s newly built residential tower is just one piece of a three-part plan to renovate the Deansgate site.
The unemployed Premier House office building will be partially demolished and remodeled to provide 40,000 sq ft of Class A office space.
In the meantime 1970s hotel needs to be renovated and is operated by SH Hotels & Resorts under its Treehouse brand, which provides 206 bedrooms.
The hotel operator is owned by a subsidiary of Starwood Capital.
The plans for the hotel and office element have already been given the green light.
Subject to planning approval for the housing phase, the project can be completed in 2023.