Public consultation for Angel Meadow residential development

Photo: Public consultation for Angel Meadow residential development

Far East Consortium International Limited (FEC) has announced the start of a pre-planning application public consultation for its proposals for a landmark residential development on four plots around Angel Meadow Park, forming part of the city centre’s NOMA neighbourhood.

The designs, by Manchester architects 5plus, are for four buildings which border Angel Meadow Park.  They will provide a mix of one, two and three bedroom apartments, as well as five town houses in the proposed building on Old Mount Street.

Gavin Taylor, regional general manager, FEC said: “We are hugely excited about our plans for Angel Meadow and realise it is important to share them with our neighbours before we make a formal planning application.  Angel Meadow is an unrivalled opportunity to create park-side living in central Manchester.

“We hope people are as enthused and excited about our proposals as we, and the rest of our team are, and we welcome feedback and comments.”

A total of 754 homes are planned across the four buildings which, it is proposed, will range from nine storeys to a landmark tower of 41 storeys.

Jon Matthews, 5plus Architects said: “Our proposals give everything back to the street.  New connections in and around the park are created, older connections enhanced.  The buildings are designed to work as a family of modern homes around the meadow – reinforcing the sense of place.  Working with landscape architects Planit-IE our proposals include the removal of cars from parts of Aspin Street and Old Mount Street.”

In addition to engaging with local stakeholders during the design process, FEC and its team which includes 5plus Architects and HOW Planning will, this weekend, be distributing information leaflets to over 3000 residential and commercial neighbours to the scheme to inform them of the consultation.

Images and information about the proposed scheme are available at until the consultation period closes 7 April.  There is a feedback form on the website and people can submit questions and find out more information by emailing or calling Freephone 0800 032 8546 (the consultation team is available 9am-5pm Monday to Friday, with an answerphone provided out of hours).

Public exhibitions of the plans will be held at Band on the Wall, 25 Swan Street, Manchester, M4 5JZ on Thursday 23 March from 2.30pm to 7pm and on Friday 24 March from 11am until 3pm.  Members of the design team will be at both sessions to discuss the plans.

In addition a presentation of the plans will be made at the property conference MIPIM on Wednesday 15 March at 09.30am (GMT), it can watched live here

Gavin Taylor said:  “Manchester is a truly global City and our plans, vision and ambition for Angel Meadow reflects that.  It is only logical we present our plans on an international stage as well as providing our local neighbours with the opportunity to provide feedback.”

FEC was selected by The Co-op and Manchester Place as development partner for the scheme in summer last year and it is the first project in Manchester for the international property developer.

Geoff Player, director of commercial & investment property, The Co-op said: “This is an important next step for the second phase of residential development at NOMA.

“With Moda Living’s Angel Gardens scheme already underway, the Angel Meadow sites create an opportunity to redefine city centre living as part of a vibrant, mixed use neighbourhood.”

The Manchester Evening News was one of several publications which covered the consultation announcement.