Our proposals for CEG's High Street Manchester site seek to create a grand piece of architecture which is distinctly Mancunian in style. Referencing nearby art deco buildings, including the Grade II Listed Rylands Building, it will have a strong street presence, yet open up new routes and provide public space in a dense urban environment.
The new 22-storey building will provide around 360 homes in a mix of 1,2 and 3 bedroom apartments close to jobs, facilities and transport contributing to Manchester’s continued housing needs.
At ground-floor level retail and leisure space occupy this key corner site in Manchester’s City Centre, opposite the Arndale Shopping Centre.
The plans reopen historic routes through the site as arcades including the reinstatement of Stationer’s Court as a publically accessible covered square. To the North, the building will form a transition to the Northern Quarter, with its finer urban grain and proud independent presence, and encourage a mix of independent and commercial retailers.
FCBStudios has also designed proposals to relocate the popular market stalls on Church Street, returning them to their historic home next to the nearby Church Street car park. The new premises offer indoor and outdoor stalls, seating, and better facilities for stallholders as well as an increased street presence.