Plans have been revealed for Manchester’s new tallest building, which will be the city’s first 70-storey tower, as part of the next phase of the Great Jackson Street development. Already home to Deansgate Square, where the city’s tallest building (South Tower) is currently situated at 200m (656ft) tall, these new proposed plans will feature a restaurant on the 71st floor with jaw-dropping views of the city.
Proposed by developers Renaker Build, the skyscraper is part of a cluster of fiver new residential towers providing 2,388 new homes in the Great Jackson Street Development area. The Crown Street Phase 3 and Plot D proposals will also see a new public space and improvements to allow pedestrians to move easily between the two phases.
Crown Street Phase 3 and Plot D proposals will deliver five new residential towers, providing 2,388 new homes, complementing the cluster of tall buildings in the Great Jackson Street Development area, as well as a public realm and a range of commercial uses open to the public.
According to Renaker’s proposal plans, a two storey colonnade will surround the new square with a residential tower anchoring each corner of the square. There will be two towers standing at 47 storeys tall and two at 51 storeys tall providing a mix of one, two and three bed properties.
The ground floor includes a range of flexible commercial spaces positioned under the colonnade, “facilitating a place for cafes and other businesses to animate the public realm and mix with the outside areas”. Approximately 490 car parking spaces and 1,746 cycle parking for the residents are incorporated in basement levels.
Plot D is said to be the most eye-catching part of the proposals, consisting of Manchester’s new tallest building. It will be 71-storeys, and have a top-floor restaurant which will provide views across the city and will be accessible to the public via a dedicated ground floor lobby and bank of lifts.
The building design incorporates 642 apartments with a mix of one (203 units, totalling 32%), two (402 units, 62%) and three (37 units, 6%) bed units and a range of internal and external amenity spaces, including a sky pool, yoga studio, lounge, co-working spaces and a gym.
The projects (Crown Street Phase 3 and Plot D) have not been granted planning permission yet. However, you can view the proposals on Renaker’s website and have your say on the designs here.