Planning permission achieved on 32-34 Laystall Street, Manchester

Photo: Planning permission achieved on 32-34 Laystall Street, Manchester

On Wednesday 2 February 2022 Manchester City Council granted planning permission for the transformation of 32-34 Laystall Street, located just off Great Ancoats Street, Manchester. Award winning Manchester based developer McCauls and Great Places Housing Group are jointly delivering the development which will see the creation eighty-nine new homes and 8,000 sq ft of work space at the site, which includes the Grade II Listed 32-34 Laystall Street Armitage Showroom building.

McCauls will fully restore of the Listed Armitage Showroom building which dates to 1879 into high quality flexible, co-working and plug and play office 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, Great Places Housing Group will build a new nine storey residential development configured in a horse-shoe around a landscaped courtyard.  The 89 one and two bed apartments will offer a mix of shared ownership and social rent.

Joe McCaul, director, McCauls said: “We are delighted to be working with Great Places Housing Group on Laystall Street to bring this much loved building back to life with new workspace and homes. Laystall Street is 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.”

Helen Spencer, executive director of growth, Great Places Housing Group said: “Laystall Street is an excellent location and we look forward to working together with McCauls to deliver its transformation.

The project will breathe new life into a local landmark and reinforces our continued commitment to delivery of affordable homes in this area of Manchester alongside our ongoing work close by in Ancoats and New Islington.”