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Two 36-storey PRS towers set for go-ahead in Manchester

Two 36-storey towers that form part of Allied London’s St John’s regeneration in Manchester have been recommended for planning approval.

The buildings have been recommended for the green light when Manchester City Council’s planning committee meets next week.

Both towers sit on the former site of Granada Studios in the city centre, next to the River Irwell.

Tower Two, which was submitted to planners in January this year, will provide 305 privately rented apartments as well as retail space on the ground floor.

The building will be operated by client Allied London’s PRS arm St John’s Living once complete.

Tower One, a similar 305-home 36-storey PRS building, went to planners in November last year.

The council is also set to give the go-ahead to an eight-storey mixed-use building, dubbed The Workspace, as part of the plans.

Other parts of the St John’s development to have been approved include The Factory, a £110m arts centre, which was approved by councillors earlier this year, while city planners also gave the go-ahead to a 51-storey residential-led tower last year.

Overall, St John’s will provide 2,400 homes, three hotels, commercial space and public realm areas.

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