Pair of 51-storey blocks would add to growing cluster at southern edge of the city centre

Manchester’s Deansgate Square high-rise cluster could gain another two towers after plans were lodged for two 51-storey buildings.

Simpson Haugh submitted the applications to Manchester council on behalf of developer Renaker as the latest phase of the Great Jackson Street masterplan.

Renaker towers

The Simpson Haugh-designed towers would provide nearly 1,000 homes

The residential tower specialist has already built four towers on the site, including the 201m South Tower, which became the tallest building in the UK outside of London when it topped out in 2018.

The new proposals would provide a total of 988 one-, two-, and three-bed apartments along with co-working space, a gym and lounges.

Each tower would also have a private residents’ garden designed by landscape architect TPM Landscape.

The buildings, which feature chamfered edges bulging out in a zig-zag pattern, would be the southernmost schemes on the Deansgate Square site.

Renaker is also building three more towers immediately to the south of the site on the other side of Great Jackson Street.

The Elizabeth, Blade and Cylinder towers, all 52-storeys and all designed by Simpson Haugh, are set to provide more than 1,500 homes combined.

The developer is also working with the same architect on plans for a further four towers, ranging from 39 to 60 storeys, in the St John’s district of the city centre.