Manchester Goods Yard gets planning permission

Cartwright Pickard’s Manchester Goods Yard scheme for Allied London has been granted planning permission.

The Goods Yard,  is located at the heart of the new St John’s Quarter masterplan by Allied London. Envisaged as a new neighbourhood for enterprise, culture and living, it is to be a place that distinguishes itself by its unique cultural history, diverse mix of inhabitants, rich context and its position at the crossroads of a network which includes high rise towers, a new residential development called South Village, a new hotel in the Old Granada Studios, refurbished mixed use bonded warehouse and a new arts venue – the Factory.

Made up of four distinctive blocks, strategically interconnected at the upper levels with a series of bridges, Manchester Goods Yard will be a true multi-use that promotes unified connectivity and innovative ways of working. With a ground-level mix of workspace as well as cafes, artisan maker’s restaurants and bars, Manchester Goods Yard will be a vibrant, connected and futureproofed space to meet, eat, drink, work and live.

Peter Cartwright, of Cartwright Pickard Architects, commented “We are building on the success of XYZ Spinningfields and adapting the building to give more flexibility and potential appeal to a range of tenants within the building. On top of the building are positioned 2 story live work units with their own terraces. The top floor also incorporates and event space and a roof top sports court for use by all the tenants within the building. The ground floor units are double height offering opportunities for retail, commercial and support accommodation to the tenants above. A variety of entrances to vertical cores give flexibility to allow the floor plate to be divided into smaller areas allowing for even more appeal to the future workspace market”.

Construction will commence this year.