Plans submitted to build two ‘striking’ twin skyscrapers in Manchester city centre

The two new towers would be among the highest in the city at 153m (501ft).

Emily Sergeant Emily Sergeant - 15th December 2021

The Manchester city centre skyline could be changing once again, as plans to build two 51-storey skyscrapers have recently been submitted.

According to the proposal – which has been submitted by residential tower specialist, Renaker – the two new skyscrapers would sit in the Great Jackson Street area, next to the four towers at Deansgate Square, and would be among the highest in the city at 153m (501ft).

A total of 988 one, two, and three-bedroom apartments would be provided within the SimpsonHaugh-designed scheme. 

Eight penthouse duplex apartments are also included in the plans for each tower.

As well as the residential facilites, each of the skyscrapers would feature co-working space, a gym, and lounge areas, and then externally, each building would also have a private residents’ garden that’s accessed directly from the ground floor space. 


There’ll also be private underground car parks and cycle storage within both the three-storey basements.

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Speaking on the submission of the plans, a spokesperson from Renaker said: “This planning submission represents another significant step in our journey to revitalise the Great Jackson Street area, and deliver, subject to approval, the aspirations of Manchester City Council’s Great Jackson Street Strategic Regeneration Framework.

“[This will be done] through the creation of high-quality new homes set within two striking unique towers, along with extensive public realm.”

They also said that the two new towers would be “striking” and “unique”.

Featured Image – Renaker