New Victoria Approved

Plans for New Victoria, a regeneration project on Corporation Street in Manchester, have received planning consent.

The mixed-use scheme by Muse Developments, in partnership with Network Rail, consists of an eight storey, Grade A office building and two residential blocks which collectively total 520 new homes. The first phase of the residential development provides amenity space including a gym, 24-hour concierge, communal residents’ lounge, cycle storage and a roof garden.

The Network Rail-owned site adjacent to Victoria Station is being developed as part of programmed release of former operational land for the provision of much-needed new homes. As the station is Manchester’s second largest transportation hub the New Victoria development forms a critical gateway to the city centre.

The Planit-IE designed public realm integrates the scheme into its wider setting. High quality materials are proposed throughout the streetscape frontage and pocket square, which forms the first of a series of spaces along the Corporation Street corridor.  The design ties into the TFGM Metrolink scheme on Balloon street and responds to complex highway requirements. The proposals include improvements to the Cheetham Hill Bridge / Corporation Street junction to create a more cycle-friendly solution.

Muse is working with architect Sheppard Robson and engineer Arup. Deloitte supported preparation of the planning application and Planit-IE designed the public realm.