St John’s

Project Title
St John’s


£1.2 Billion

Manchester Quays Ltd

Key Elements

  • Concept design for the majority of the site
  • Design and tender for a district heating system

A masterplan for the development of the former ITV Granada site has been approved. The plan was developed by Simpson Haugh & Partners for Manchester Quays Limited, a joint venture between Allied London and Manchester City Council. The joint venture purchased the 13-acre site in 2013.

CWC are progressing with the masterplanning MEP concept design for the entire site.

Outline proposals include:

  • 2,500 – 3,000 residential units, with townhouses, penthouse apartments, live-work units and high-rise living
  • 500 of these brought forward on the core site as a private rented community
  • Up to 600,000 sq ft of workspace, mostly aimed at creative industries
  • 80,000 sq ft of this via refurbishment of the Bonded Warehouse
  • Up to 400,000 sq ft of leisure space, incorporating some of the existing entertainment and studio buildings
  • Two hotels, including the Grande Hotel
  • Up to three arts and cultural buildings
  • Public realm through the site

All the above is interspersed with interconnected pockets of public realm and green space

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