Demolition to make way for Property Alliance Group’s 31-storey Oxygen tower planned for near Manchester’s Piccadilly station is due to begin in the coming weeks.
Preparatory work is already underway at the Store Street site, and main contractor Russells Construction is set to begin on full demolition of the buildings on the plot and early enabling works next week.
A start date for the main phase of construction is yet to be confirmed.The high-rise residential scheme was approved by Manchester City Council in March.Designed by 5plus Architects, Oxygen includes 345 apartments and 12 townhouses, alongside leisure facilities and rooftop gardens.The townhouses wrap around the base of the tower. The development also features allotments and a 24-hour concierge.
The project is due to complete in 2018.Oxygen is being marketed to overseas investors. A standard two-bedroom apartment starts at £240,000, while the three-bedroom townhouses are on sale for £450,000.
Plans have been revealed for yet another new neighbourhood in central Manchester – which will boast a vertical village and hundreds of homes.
‘Oxygen’ will have a landmark 31 storey tower delivering 345 apartments, 12 family townhouses creating a new street, plus leisure and amenity facilities and sky gardens.The neighbourhood, close to Piccadilly, will redefine city living in Manchester, according to bosses behind it.Residents will have access to a spa – oxygenated pool and gym, be able to book party rooms for their own events, enjoy sunsets from the roof garden and grow their own herbs and vegetables on stepped, south facing allotments.
The development, if given the go-ahead, will be five minutes’ walk from Piccadilly Train station, close to the Metrolink tram network and on the doorstep of the Northern Quarter.
It comes after plans for Trinity Islands – Manchester’s first vertical village consisting of 1,200 homes within six elegant inter-connecting residential towers – were submitted earlier this year by Allied London.Townhouses will sit at the base of the Oxygen development – with front doors off the street designed to create new activity on Store Street.Entrance to the apartments will be via a stepped entrance leading into a double height lobby with concierge desk.North west based developer and investor, Property Alliance Group (Alliance), is behind the plans.And the scheme has been designed by the Manchester studio of 5plus Architects.
There is also scope in the plans for a coffee house, convenience store and dry cleaners at ground level.Dylan Williams, Development Director at Alliance, said: “We believe Oxygen will be a residential game changer for the city – a new benchmark in urban living.“It has been designed with the long term resident in mind and will deliver very high quality accommodation supported by high quality amenities.”