Grangefield Estates has submitted plans for a 4m sq ft health services-led mixed use development in Manchester which it has dubbed the ‘Harley Street of the North’.
The scheme at a 40-acre site in Ardwick, near Piccadilly station, will be called Chancellor Place and will comprise around 4m sq ft of hotel, office, and leisure space as well as 2,000 new homes.
It will also feature a pedestrian ‘Green’ bridge over the Mancunian Way that will help to extend the city beyond the ring road.
At the heart of Chancellor Place will be a 300,000 sq ft ‘Health Mall’ which will comprise a range of integrated health and medical facilities.
The development also features a new 21st century ‘mill’ designed to support the local textile and fashion industry.
The plans have been developed in partnership with Manchester City Council and New East Manchester and are in line with its area regeneration programme.
Eddie Smith, chief executive at regeneration body New East Manchester, said: ‘The scheme proposed by Grangefield provides the opportunity for the City to continue its growth plan, and it will complement other proposed activity in the area.
'Should the scheme receive planning approval it will generate substantial economic growth in the region's health sector and provide much needed jobs for east Manchester.’
GVA Grimley is acting for Grangefield Estates.