Whitbread and Dominvs Group have submitted plans for the One Medlock Street project in Manchester. The plan calls for the redevelopment of Manchester’s Deansgate Premier Inn into a mixed-use development. The One Medlock Street project proposals will lead to the demolition of the existing hotel. Later, a 13-story commercial office building and a 37-story PBSA building will be constructed.
The project will include 36,000 square meters of Grade A office space. The offices will have access to outdoor amenity space on each floor. Furthermore, they will have 1,014 high-spec, professionally managed student rooms. A new public realm, including a landscaped pocket park and rain garden, will encircle the current streetscape, with green streets connecting the site to the larger First Street Regeneration.
One Medlock Street project to contribute to the ongoing Manchester regeneration
This is Whitbread’s third collaboration with Dominvs. During construction, the proposals are expected to support 475 jobs and a £198 million productivity boost. When completed, the One Medlock Street project will provide space for 2,200 office jobs. Additionally, it is expected to contribute £1.6 million in annual business rates.
“After careful discussion with the wider community, we are happy to present this application to Manchester City Council. This will serve the requirements of the residents in the First Street area and the wider city at large,” said Jay Ahluwalia, principal director at Dominvs Group. “We collaborated with Whitbread to develop a mixed-use scheme that will provide an attractive, sustainable, and well-connected hub for work, study, and living, providing a significant boost to Manchester’s Southern Gateway.”
“One Medlock will provide much-needed student housing. Furthermore, it will contribute to the ongoing regeneration of the First Street area through new community amenities and green spaces.”
Richard Pearson, senior development manager at Whitbread added, “Working with Dominvs, we now have the chance to realize the true potential of the Medlock Street site. This is by creating a high-quality workspace and student accommodation at an important gateway to the city center.”