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Deansgate Renaissance Hotel site up for redevelopment

Property Alliance Group and Starwood Capital joint venture has submitted plans for a 27-floor Manchester residential block in Manchester. The project will be located at the former Renaissance hotel site on Deansgate. The 27-floor Manchester residential block will consist of 300-apartment which forms the last part of a masterplan, that will lead to £200m being invested into the Renaissance site to develop the mixed-used scheme.

Planning applications were submitted for the project’s hotel and office elements. The mixed-use scheme is going ahead with contractor PP O’Connor now on site partly clearing the vacant Premier House to build a 40,000 sq ft of top-grade office space.

The works will help to prepare for the 280,000 sq ft landmark residential structure to go-ahead. The residential structure was designed by Jon Matthews Architects and has a stepped design to offer large roof terraces.

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The residents larger and greener area.

Angled to the sky, it includes sandstone precast panels that are textured and patterned to resemble the stonework of the nearby Manchester cathedral. Back in August, approval was also given for the site’s 1970s hotel to be refurbished. The revamped 200-room hotel coming about will be run by SH Hotels & Resorts under its Treehouse brand.

The managing director of Alliance, Alex Russell stated: “We have closely worked with Manchester City Council, Historic England and Manchester Cathedral to create the design of the 27-floor Manchester resi block ensuring it is appropriate for the setting. “The 27-floor Manchester residential block will be complemented by extensive public realm which will importantly enhance Deansgate, offering a much larger and greener area for people to enjoy. A new lift will create access down to the Irwell riverside which will comprise of a new food and beverage offering designed to activate the area.” The new hotel planned to open first in 2023.

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