Planning permission has been granted for Muse’s latest major mixed-use development in Manchester, worth £185m.
Planners have given the green light to the New Victoria redevelopment scheme, adjacent to the city’s Victoria station, after plans were submitted in May this year.
The project, developed by Muse in partnership with Network Rail, will see the construction of three towers on the site.
It will provide 150,000 sq ft of Grade A office space in an eight-storey development, alongside two residential towers of 20 and 25 storeys in height.
These will include a total of 520 new homes, including 178 one-bed, 286 two-bed and 56 three-bed apartments on the site.
There will also be retail space for development along Corporation Street, fronting the scheme’s ground-floor level.
Muse expects works to start on site in Q4 2017.
Network Rail property managing director David Biggs said: “We are pleased to be partnering with Muse on this exciting new development.
“The project will help us deliver our targets to release former operational railway land for homes.
“Being given the go-ahead shows clearly that Network Rail’s £44m investment at Manchester Victoria station has provided a major catalyst for wider regeneration in the city, delivering much-needed homes and development opportunities.”
Earlier this month, Network Rail revealed plans to release land for up to 12,000 new homes by 2020 – 3,600 of which are earmarked for Manchester and other parts of the North of England.