Jul 2016

Circle Square gets green light for its largest single phase

The vision for Oxford Road’s new neighbourhood, Circle Square, is one step closer to realisation after joint venture partners Select Property Group (Select) and Bruntwood were given planning permission for the biggest planning application of the scheme.

With 60% of the scheme set to complete by the end of 2019, Circle Square will stand in the place of the former BBC site at the heart of Corridor Manchester and be an inspiring new destination where like-minded people will live, work and collaborate.

Keith Bradley from FCBStudios said:“This is a fantastic result for Select Property Group, Bruntwood and FCBStudios. It represents a very significant project for the practice in that with multiple commissions we shape a new area of Manchester including a significant new civic square and associated public spaces."

Set to reshape Manchester’s cultural and business scene, Circle Square’s phase 1b permission includes 105,000 sqft of shops, cafés, bars and restaurants, 305,630 sqft of work space, 677 residential apartments and 1,000 space multi-storey car park, as well as much needed green space and public realm.

The Master Planning & Place Making consultants for Circle Square are Planit and FCBStudios. The architect for the scheme is also FCBStudios.

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Circle Square gets green light for its largest single phase