McCauls reveals plans to bring 32-34 Laystall Street, Manchester back to life

Photo: McCauls reveals plans to bring 32-34 Laystall Street, Manchester back to life

Today award winning Manchester based developer McCauls confirmed it has submitted a planning application to Manchester City Council for its proposals to transform the site, just off Great Ancoats Street, Manchester which includes the Grade II Listed 32-34 Laystall Street Armitage Showroom building, into 89 new homes and 8,000 sq ft of work space. The site is close to Piccadilly, the Northern Quarter and Ancoats.

Designed by OMI Architects, the plans will see the restoration of the Listed Armitage Showroom building which dates to 1879 into high quality commercial space. The building will be extended to the corner of Laystall Street and Pigeon Street with a contemporary addition to provide a new vertical circulation system for the building. To the rear of the showroom, the plans are to build a new nine storey residential development configured in a horse-shoe around a landscaped courtyard.

Joe McCaul, director, McCauls said: “Having worked closely with OMI Architects, Deloitte and Manchester City Council we are delighted to bring forward plans to breathe new life into the old showroom by creating a unique office space within the Listed building and create new homes at the rear of the site. The site is in a fantastic location being a two minute walk to the Northern Quarter and Piccadilly respectively and will be a perfect location to live and work. There is also exciting regeneration planned around the Piccadilly Basin area and we look forward to playing our part in this.”

Laystall Street is the third development by McCauls in Manchester City Centre. Last year, it completed Warehaus Ancoats, the meticulous conversion of an historic warehouse matched with sensitive new build, designed by OMI Architects.