Housing : The Sky Gardens, Manchester
Client : De Trafford Estates Group
Paul Butler Associates Ltd secured planning permission for the mixed-use redevelopment of a site located on Chester Road on the edge of Manchester City Centre. The scheme will provide 162 dwellings, with eight commercial units along with car parking and landscaped areas.
The scheme will comprise two buildings of 12 and 4 storeys in height, set around a new public square. The scheme was designed to reinforce the historic street pattern and reference Manchester's historic mill and warehouse buildings in a contemporary manner, whilst also providing a high quality development on a key gateway site into Manchester City Centre.
Paul Butler Associates Ltd acted as planning agent for the scheme, progressing it from inception stage through to determination. In addition to undertaking the necessary planning and heritage statements, the practice also coordinated public consultation, and undertook an archaeological desk based assessment.
The proposals were unanimously approved at Planning Committee in July 2015.