Hong Kong developer Far East Consortium (FEC) has submitted plans designed by 5plus Architects for a £235 million development in Manchester
The proposals include a landmark 40-storey residential tower at Angel Meadow featuring winter gardens at seven-storey intervals plus ground-floor retail and leisure units linked to Angel Meadow Park.
The scheme also includes two apartment blocks of 22 and 17 storeys and a new building on Mount Street providing five three-bedroom townhouses with 131 apartments on the upper floors.
In total, Angel Meadow will provide 756 new homes across four buildings. The developer first revealed plans for the project, which forms part of the wider NOMA neighbourhood masterplan, in March this year.
5plus director Jon Matthews said: ‘The designs for Angel Meadow embody everything we believe in as a practice: new buildings in context, giving everything back to the street, re-invigorating whole areas. It is a landmark step for this historically significant part of the city.’
FEC regional general manager Gavin Taylor added: ‘We’ve paid close attention to activating the ground floors and the spaces between the buildings while also providing a wide range of homes suitable for families as well as professionals.
‘Our goal is to see long-term occupancy of the homes in Angel Meadow and the development is geared towards private sale, rather than institutional investors.’
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The consortium, which has a portfolio of property in Australia, China and South-east Asia, was appointed as developer for the Angel Meadow site last August. Consultant WSP is acting as multidisciplinary engineer on the project.
FEC has also been named as the development partner for the city’s £1billion Northern Gateway masterplan, a 120ha regeneration area extending from Victoria station in the city centre through the Lower Irk Valley, New Cross and Collyhurst to the north, which will provide up to 10,000 new homes over 10 to 15 years.