High-rise project involves quartet of towers opposite 3DReid’s Co-op HQ

5plus Architects has bagged planning for a £200 million high-rise scheme on the edge of Manchester city centre.5 

The Angel Meadow scheme involves four buildings rising up to 41-storeys tall and housing 756 new homes bordering the one of the city’s largest green spaces.

It is part of the city’s £800 million, 20-acre Noma neighbourhood next to the revamped Victoria station and 3DReid’s Co-operative headquarters.

Construction is expected to start early next year on the first phase, which includes 286 homes, a gym and ground-floor commercial space in two towers, 22 and 17 storeys tall.

Later phases will include the 41-storey tower containing 333 new homes with some featuring winter gardens. The skyscraper will also have an elevated deck above the ground floor which will link the park with the new podium via a series of stepped terraces with retail and leisure space on the ground floor.

Landscape architecture is by Planit-IE and the client is Hong Kong stock exchange-listed developer Far East Consortium (FEC).

FEC’s UK pipeline also includes two London residential-led schemes - Alpha Square in Canary Wharf and Hornsey Town Hall in Crouch End – and some flats on Shepherd’s Bush next to its Dorsett hotel, designed by Flanagan Lawrence.