Gigantic new tower with 481 apartments gets the go-ahead in the Northern Quarter

The plans were initially rejected.

Daisy Jackson Daisy Jackson - 28th July 2022

An enormous new tower has been approved for the Northern Quarter, and will be built on an ‘under-utilised’ car park.

There’ll be a whopping 481 new apartments in the new 33-storey development, which has been designed by SimpsonHaugh, the same architects behind Beetham Tower.

The huge tower on Port Street, just off Great Ancoats Street, will create ‘a better connection between the Northern Quarter, Ancoats and Piccadilly’.

Plans for the tower were initially rejected for being too tall, but the new approved proposal is for a slightly smaller structure, with one storey removed.

Local residents had also objected to the lack of affordable housing.


But Manchester City Council have now given the green light for Select Property’s Port Street development to go ahead.

When complete, the tower will have a mix of built-to-rent one, two and three-bedroom apartments.


Facilities will include co-working spaces, a cinema room, a gym and lounge areas, as well as space for restaurants, cafes and bars.

Read more: University of Manchester ‘really sorry’ for earlier statement about student applicant’s death

Adam Price, CEO for Select Property said: “Select Property has developed an outstanding reputation for delivering some of the city’s best build to rent accommodation such as Embankment West home to Laurence Place and Exchange Point.


“Now, works can begin on Port Street, a site which was long overdue for significant investment and promises to deliver the very best apartments the city has to offer, creating a vibrant community.

“The plans will marry this desirable location with a superb product which responds to its surroundings, bringing together Piccadilly, Ancoats and The Northern Quarter.”

Featured image: Supplied