Practice’s 213-unit Lampwick development targets private-rented sector

CallisonRTKL has won planning consent for a 213-home development in east Manchester that will be aimed at the private-rented sector.

The scheme, created for Manchester Life Development Company, will see the new homes, along with around 300 sq m of commercial space, delivered in three linked blocks of up to 10 storeys in height.

It will occupy a 0.8 hectare plot bounded by the Lampwick Arm of the Ashton Canal Basin, and is part of a wider plan by the client to deliver more than 1,000 predominantly private-rented homes across the Ancoats area.

CallisonRTKL director of residential John Badman said the scheme was one of the first in the region to be designed and approved using the Manchester Quality Design Guidance, which came into effect earlier this year.

“Although the design of all of Manchester Life’s sites reflects the thinking behind the guidance, Lampwick is the first to officially address the key principles to ensure residents benefit from high quality, well-managed and environmentally-friendly homes in a community environment close to all local amenities,” he said.

“Achieving planning consent not only underlines the quality of the Lampwick scheme but Manchester’s commitment to delivering housing that residents can be proud of across the city.”