Welcome to the website for Urban&Civic’s reworking of the consented development on the corner of Princess Street and Whitworth Corner in central Manchester.
We purchased the 0.53ha (1.3acre) site December 2014 with an existing planning consent dating back to 2007.
As the four-level basement car park and building foundations were largely completed before work stalled in 2008, the planning permission is still live and the consented scheme could be built.
Since the existing planning consent was granted in 2007 a number of factors have changed including the economy and property market as well as thinking about design and uses, so we have worked on a revised scheme that better reflects the current market and our aspirations for the site.
Following a public exhibition on our reworked proposals in September 2015, we submitted a planning application to Manchester City Council – application reference number 110346/FO/2015/C2.
We believe our reworked scheme will create a vibrant development that complements the area’s historic context and sensitively reconnects the site to its surroundings.